The former secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alh Alhaji Sani Toro, former Assistance Coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles, Garba Yila and one of their friends, Alhaji Isa Jah has been released by their abductors.
They were said to have regained freedom at about 5.00am on Tuesday. This is after spending over 60 hours in captivity.
There was no certainty at the time of report if any ransom was paid before their release or not.
Their release was confirmed by family source saying that “Yes, it’s true. They were released this morning after the morning prayers at about 5.00 am. And they are all in good health condition.”
The Bauchi State Police Command also confirmed their release.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Ahmed Wakil, a Superintendent of Police said, “They were released this morning.”
When asked to give further details, he simply said, “That’s all I can confirm to you.”
The former Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Sani Toro; former Assistant Coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles, Garba Yila; and one of their friends, Alhaji Isa Jah were kidnapped on Sunday the 19th of June.
They were said to have been on their way back to Bauchi from Abuja where they went to attend the wedding of the son of former NFF President, Aminu Maigari, which took place on Saturday.
They left Abuja at about some minutes past 5.00pm and were reportedly kidnapped at about 7.30pm
A family source who confirmed the incident on Sunday afternoon said that the kidnappers are demanding N150 million as ransom before they are released.
“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 N150 million as ransom before they are released. They are demanding ransom for N50 million for each of them,” the source said.