The abductors of Alhaji Sani Toro, the former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), are said to be seeking N250 million before releasing him.
One of the kidnappers contacted the family later yesterday, demanding ransom, according to a source close to the family. The resolution reached between the family and the kidnappers, however, is unknown.
“The kidnappers are seeking N250 million before they can release the two of them,” a family source revealed.
Honourable Toro, who was also a former Commissioner for Sports in Bauchi State, was kidnapped along with Garba Iliya, a former Golden Eaglets assistant coach, on the Abuja-Jos route on Sunday night.
Both men were alleged to be returning to Bauchi after attending the wedding of Alhaji Aminu Maigari, the son of a former NFF president, in Abuja on Friday.
While verifying the kidnapping to PREMIUM TIMES, Bauchi Jurisdiction Police Public Relations Officer Ahmed Wakili said he was not privy to the entire circumstances of the event because it occurred outside his state.
“Yes, the news is true. I got across to one of his sons, who told me he was abducted around Akwanga road in Nasarawa while returning from Abuja. Other details when I get them will be communicated to you,” Wakili said.