Gunmen Abduct Plateau PDP Chairman

Plateau PDP chairman abducted — 48 hours before convention

A former Minister of Sports and now Plateau State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon.

Meanwhile, the party has, in a statement issued yesterday afternoon, charged the security agents to ensure that the party chairman, who was kidnapped alongside another chieftain of the party, Chief Emmanuel Mangni, his (Sango) son, his driver and orderly, is safely released.

Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Plateau, John Akans, confirmed the kidnap, further revealing the five were kidnapped while they were in transit from Jos to Abuja in preparation for the party's national convention.

"It was the Police who called his family and intimated them of the incident because his son's phone was seen inside the vehicle". "His kidnappers want N100 million", Mr Jonathan Mapis, a family member, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Jos. He was reportedly on his way to the PDP national convention that holds in Abuja on Saturday.

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Sango was abducted with his companions along Jere-Kagarko road in Kaduna state while travelling in a Lexus jeep which has now been stationed at the Jere police station.

"The family spoke with him and he assured them that he is safe". He said: "The abductors have contacted the family. I am on my way to Abuja". We have no communication with the six occupants of the vehicle including the abductors and no ransom has been made.

The sad incident happened along Jere Road in Kaduna state.

He said that the Plateau Police Command had reached out to the Kaduna Command on the matter. "The man has been kidnapped and efforts are on to secure his freedom", he said.

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