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How Plateau PDP Chairman, Son, 3 Others Were Released

From Jude Owuamanam, Managing Editor,  Northern Operations
JOS (Sundiata Post) – Sundiata Post can confirm that kidnapped chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State,  Mr. Damishi Sango; his son;  Plateau State coordinator of Prince Uche Secondus Campaign Organisation, Chief Emmanuel Magni,  and two others who were abducted last week were released from the bush where they were kept.
They were kidnapped on Wednesday at Jere along Kaduna -Abuja road after leaving Jos on their way to attend Saturday’s convention of the party.
Sango, a former Minister of Sports, reportedly left Jos around 2p.m and was kidnapped along Jere-Abuja-Kaduna road.
Though details of his release are still sketchy, either Sango or the leadership of the party is expected to address newsmen on the development.
It was not also confirmed whether any ransom was paid.
The publicity decretary of the Plateau State People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. John Akans, confirmed this to our correspondent on telephone and said the Plateau State PDP chairman has since been reunited with his family in Abuja.
“Our chairman, his don and four others have now gained freedom from the kidnappers today Sunday 10th December, 2017 he is now doing with his family, will give you more details tomorrow morning on any development”.
Akans said that the spot where the chairman was kidnapped is a flash point for kidnappers who daily terrorise the area without facing any form of resistance from security operatives.
The kidnappers had demanded N100 million ransom which they later reduced to N50 million after a prolonged negotiation.
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,” he added.
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