EX-NFF scribe, Sani Toro, other abductees regain freedom

Kidnappers have released a former Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Sani Toro; former Assistant Coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles, Garba Yila; and one of their friends, Alhaji Isa Jah, from captivity.

It was alleged that N30m was paid before the victims were released.

Toro, Yila and their friend were kidnapped at a village around Akwanga in Nasarawa State.

They left Abuja at about 5pm on Saturday after attending the wedding of the son of a former NFF President, Aminu Maigari, and were kidnapped at about 7.30pm.

The kidnappers reportedly contacted their host, Maigari, and demanded N150m.

However, they were said to have regained their freedom around 5am on Tuesday.

A family source confirmed their release.

“Yes, it’s true. They were released this morning (Tuesday) after the morning prayers around 5am. And they are all in good health condition,” the source said.

The Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, also confirmed their release, but did not give further details.

Meanwhile, gunmen suspected to be bandits on Tuesday also released the village head of Zira Village in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Yahaya Abubakar, and his son, Habibu. – Punch.

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