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Kidnapped PDP Chairman Released



A former Minister of Sports and Plateau State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Damishi Sango, who was kidnapped alongside other people has been released by their captors on Sunday.

Other people who regained freedom include an elder statesman and a PDP chieftain in the state, Emmanuel Mangni, Sango’s son, his driver and police orderly.

The PDP Publicity Secretary in the State, John Akans, confirmed the release of the five victims on Sunday evening in an interview with PUNCH METRO in Jos.

He said, “I just want to inform you that the Plateau State chairman of PDP, Damishi Sango, and others have been released by their abductors. They regained their freedom from the bush where they have been kept this (Sunday) evening; they are all at home in Abuja.

“No ransom was paid, they were unconditionally released because Plateau State PDP doesn’t have money to pay ransom.”

The kidnappers had demanded N100 million ransom which they later reduced to N50 million after a prolonged negotiation.

They were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Wednesday evening in Jere, along Abuja Road, after Kafanchan in Kaduna State, while on their way to Abuja to attend the PDP national convention.


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