Abductors Of Former Sports Minister Sango Demand N100m Ransom

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Plateau State Chapter, Damishi Sango has been reportedly abducted by gunmen.

Sango, who was also a former Minister of Sports during the Obasanjo presidency, was abducted alongside his son, a chieftain of the PDP, Mr Emmanuel Mangnin, the driver and one other person.

Sango was kidnapped on Wednesday afternoon on his way to Abuja ahead of the PDP national convention scheduled for December 9.


John Akans, Plateau State Publicity Secretary of PDP, had earlier at a press conference held at the party's secretariat in Jos, on Thursday ruled out any connection with politics in the kidnap, and described the road where the kidnap took place as a den of kidnappers.

A source close to Sango said his (Sango) phone was used in contacting a chieftain of the party in Abuja to demand for the ransom.

Tyopev said that the Plateau Police Command had reached out to the Kaduna Command on the matter. He left Jos about 2pm and was heading for Abuja in preparation for the PDP national convention.


-Plateau PDP chairman and his son kidnapped on their way to Abuja. The family have spoken with Sango and he assured them that he was safe.

"The abductors have contacted the family". From what they demanded, we are waiting to see whether they will come down from tomorrow.

In a telephone interview yesterday, Muktar said "the Inspector General of Police's (IG's) Anti-Kidnapping Team and the Special Tactical Squad (STS) have swung into action to recue the victims when we received a distress call at about 6p.m on Wednesday about the incident, which occurred along Kagarko-Jere road".


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