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Sports News of Thursday, 23 June 2022


Our abductors starved us for almost three days – Ex-NFF scribe, Toro, reveals

Alh Ahmed Sani Toro Alh Ahmed Sani Toro

A former Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alh Ahmed Sani Toro, has narrated his ordeal at the hands of kidnappers, saying they were kept without food and water for the period they were in captivity.

The PUNCH had reported that Toro, a former Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles, Garba Yila, and one of their friends, Alh Isa Jah, were kidnapped on Saturday while returning to Bauchi from Abuja.

They had travelled to Abuja for the wedding of the son of a former President of the NFF, Alh Aminu Maigari when they were kidnapped close to Akwanga in Nasarawa State.

The kidnappers had contacted their host, Maigari, and demanded N150 million as ransom before releasing them. They were released on Tuesday after an undisclosed amount of money was paid as ransom.

Reliving his experience to journalists at his GRA residence in Bauchi on Wednesday, he said that, but for the prayers of his family, friends, and Nigerians, they would have been killed by their abductors.

He said the kidnappers, who were 12 in number and heavily armed, stopped their vehicle at Anguwan Mallam Musa in the Fada Karshe area of Kaduna State at about 8pm.