Gunmen Kidnap Former Nigerian Sports Minister Sango Damishi And Son

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The abductors of the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State and former Sports Minister, Damishi Sango, and others have demanded a ransom of N100m to free them.

He was abducted alongside his son, driver, a prominent chieftain of the PDP in the state and another victim whose identity is yet to be established.

The statement signed by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr John Akans, said: "While we trust the security agents to be on top of the situation, we invite the families of those involved, friends, associates and our members at all levels to remain calm and continue to pray for their safety and quick return".

The other persons that were kidnapped are one of the PDP elders in Plateau State, Chief Emmanuel Mangni; Sango's son, his driver, and his police orderly.

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According to reports, the former Minister left Jos around 2 pm en route to Abuja for the party's National Convention slated for Saturday, December 9th, 2017.

He said, "The kidnappers are demanding N100m".

"The family spoke with him and he assured them that he is safe".

INDEPENDENT gathered that Governor Simon Lalong had been contacted by the national secretariat of PDP on the Sango issue and urged him to do whatever he could to get an illustrious citizen of his state out of the kidnappers' den. None of them have been released.

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They were seen making final preparations for the movement of delegates of the party to Abuja for participation in tomorrow's national convention of PDP.

Mapis, however, said that no one had contacted the family so far. "I am on my way to Abuja".

Earlier on Thursday, Aliyu Mukhtar, spokesman of the Kaduna command, told TheCable that the police received a distress call around 6pm on Wednesday.

"They told us that the auto was with them and there was no occupant".

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The sad incident happened along Jere Road in Kaduna state. "The man has been kidnapped and efforts are on to secure his freedom", he said.

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