A former Secretary-General of the then Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Hon. Ahmed Sani Toro, has been reportedly kidnapped by suspected terrorists.
He was kidnapped on Saturday night on Abuja-Jos Road alongside a former Golden Eaglets’ assistant coach, Garba Iliya.
Daily Trust reports that the duo were on their way back to Bauchi after attending the wedding of the son of a former Nigeria Football Federation president, Alhaji Aminu Maigari in Abuja on Friday.
A football stakeholder in Bauchi State who is a close friend of the abductees said those who abducted them 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.
“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 said.
Mr Sani is a former Commissioner of Sports in Bauchi State and once a member of the House of Representatives. He served as the Secretary-General of the then NFA between 1993 to 1999.
During his tenure, the Super Eagles won their second AFCON title in 1994 in Tunisia, made their senior World Cup debut in the USA the same year, won gold at Atlanta 1996 Olympics Games and made their second World Cup appearance at France 1998.