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08 December 2017, 09:45 | Silvia Roy
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The Plateau State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Damishi Sangohas been allegedly kidnapped, alongside four others in Jere, along the Kaduna/Abuja expressway.
Speaking to Daily Trust on the incident, the state party Publicity Secretary, John Akans confirmed the ransom demand but stated that state party officials were yet to take any decision as national officers of the party were handling the matter.
The former Minister of Sports was kidnapped on Wednesday by unknown gunmen alongside his son, driver, a prominent chieftain of the PDP in Plateau State.
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-Plateau PDP chairman and his son kidnapped on their way to Abuja. "Incidentally, Mangni is the coordinator of one of the aspirants for the position of PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus".
Speaking on the demand, Mr. Akans said: "We just received a message that they are demanding N100 million".
A family member, Mr Jonathan Mapis, who spoke on the issue, said that the victims were abducted "around 5.30 p.m".
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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. Emmanuel Tuang, disclosed this in an interview with Daily Sun at the party secretariat, in Jos, and said the party has no formal communication from the abductors. "I am on my way to Abuja". When his personal assistant couldn't get him when he tried to reach him, he called his son's line and it was picked by one of the policemen. We have no communication with the six occupants of the vehicle including the abductors and no ransom has been made.
He said the Plateau Command was working in synergy with the Kaduna office to rescue the victims and possibly arrest those behind the incident. "The man has been kidnapped and efforts are on to secure his freedom", he said.
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