From: Gyang Bere, Jos
The suspected gunmen who kidnapped former Minister of Youth and Sport and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Plateau State, Hon. Damishi Sango, his son and four others ahead of the National Convention of the party have demanded for a ransom of N100 million for their released.
A family source disclosed this to Daily Sun, in Jos, in a telephone conversation, and said the abductors were in contact with the family.
The source said, Sango, his son, Chief Emmanuel Mangni, the driver, an orderly and one other occupant of the abandoned Jeep were all alive as at press time.
Sango was abducted by gunmen along Jere village in Kaduna State, on Wednesday, at about 7:00p.m., while travelling to Abuja to seek accommodation and make preparation for Plateau State delegates ahead of the PDP National Convention.
The family source which pleaded anonymity revealed that Hon. Sango, spoke with the family at about 12noon and said that the kidnappers demanded N100 million for their release.
State Publicity Secretary, Mr. John Akans, who briefed Journalists at the party secretariat, said the abductors spoke with the family and demanded for N100 million ransom.
He said the party which is in opposition does not have such amount to doll out and call on party faithfuls to pray fervently for God’s intervention.
Akans said the kidnapped of the party chairman has demoralised the moral of the party delegates from Plateau who are expected to take off today (Friday) ahead of the convention in Abuja.
He said the state will participate in the convention but in low spirit if the Chairman and five others are not released before Saturday.
He called on the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies to take drastic measure and ensure that Hon. Sango, his son and four others are recover alive.
Daily Sun gathered that Plateau State delegates had made up their mind during the last meeting of the State Working Committee of the Party the preceded the abduction of the chairman to give overwhelming vote to Unche Secondus, who they believe can lead the party to victory in 2019.
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Author: Segun Adio