ARMSTRONG ALLAHMAGANI, Bauchi –
Abductors of a former Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Sani Toro, former Assistant Coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles, Garba Yila and one of their friends, Alhaji Isa Jah are demanding for N150 million ransom before they are released.
A family source, who confided on our correspondent, confirmed the development in a telephone interview, saying that the kidnappers are demanding for N150 million as ransom before they are released.
The source who spoke on the condition of anonymity as he was not permitted to speak on the matter, said that they spoke to Maigari, their host and demanded for the ransom.
“Yes, it is true that he (Isa Toro) was driving with two of his friends when they were kidnapped yesterday (Saturday). The kidnappers are demanding for N150 million as ransom before they are released. They are demanding ransom for N50 million for each of them,” the source said.
NATIONAL ACCORD gathered that the trio were kidnapped at about 7.30pm around a village in close to Akwanga in Nasarawa State while returning to Bauchi from Abuja after attending the wedding of the son of former NFF President, Aminu Maigari, which took place on Saturday.
A family friend and neighbour of Toro, Mallam Ardo Hazzad, who also confirmed the incident to our Correspondent, described it as “very unfortunate and pathetic for the incident to have happened after they went for the wedding of one of our friends.”
The Public Relations Officer, Bauchi state Police Command, Ahmed Wakili, a Superintendent of Police, who confirmed the abduction of the three people, said he could not give full details of the incident as it happened outside his state.
He said: “I got across to one of his (Sani Toro) sons who told me he (Sani Toro) was kidnapped around Akwanga road in Nasarawa while returning from Abuja. I don’t have much details but I’ll communicate to you more details, as I get them.”