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Gunmen abduct former NFA Secretary General, Sani Toro and one other

Former Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Ahmed Sani Toro and a former Golden Eaglets assistant coach, Garba Iliya, have been kidnapped by gunmen on Abuja-Jos road .

Toro was said to have been kidnaped on Saturday night while travelling back to Bauchi after attending the wedding of the son of a former NFF president, Alhaji Aminu Maigari in Abuja on Friday.

A football stakeholder in Bauchi State who is a close friend of the victims said the abductors were yet to contact their families.

“It is true they were abducted close to Ryom in Plateau State when they were returning to Bauchi from Abuja. They had attended the wedding Fatiha of the son of Alhaji Aminu Maigari at the National Mosque in Abuja on Friday,” he said.

“I have been in touch with their family members. Those who kidnapped them are yet to contact the families. We are all praying and hoping in earnest that Allah will intervene in the unfortunate situation and they would be released unharmed,” he added.

The Bauchi State Police spokesperson, Ahmed Wakili, confirmed the abduction but said he is not privy to the full details of the incident as it happened outside his state.

“Yes, the news is true. I got across to one of his sons, who told me he was abducted around Akwanga road in Nasarawa while returning from Abuja. Other details when I get them will be communicated to you,” Mr Wakili was quoted by Premium Times.

Toro, a former Commissioner of Sports in Bauchi State and one time member of the House of Representatives was the Secretary General of the then NFA between 1993 to 1999.

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