Gunmen Abduct Former NFA Secretary General, Sani Toro
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a former Secretary-General of the defunct Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Hon. Ahmed Sani Toro.
Toro was a former Commissioner of Sports in Bauchi State and the former scribe of the defunct NFA between 1993 to 1999.
It was learned that the former member of the House of Representatives was abducted on Saturday night along the Abuja-Jos highway by unknown gunmen.
Toro was said to have been kidnapped along with a former Golden Eaglets assistant coach, Garba Iliya.
Both men were said to be travelling back to Bauchi after attending the wedding of the son of a former NFF president, Aminu Maigari in Abuja on Friday.
A close friend of the abductees told Daily Trust that the gunmen who abducted them were yet to contact their families.
He said, “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.”
Ezenwoko’s Blog reports that the Super Eagles won their second AFCON title in 1994 in Tunisia, and made their senior World Cup debut in the USA the same year during his tenure as NFA scribe.
Also during his reign, Nigeria won gold at Atlanta 1996 Olympics Games and made their second World Cup appearance at the France 1998 World Cup.