Tension, Fear in Abuja as Gunmen Abduct 2 Top Former Nigerian Officials

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        Daily Trust reports that Toro was kidnapped alongside a former Golden Eaglets’ assistant coach, Garba Iliya on the Abuja-Jos Raod on Friday, June 17.


        It was gathered that both the former NFA secretary-general and Iliya were travelling to Bauchi from Abuja where they were said to have attended the wedding ceremony of the son of a former NFF president, Alhaji Aminu Maigari on Friday.

        Some associates of the abductees who spoke on the incident said that the kidnappers are yet to make contact with their families. One of the associates of the victim of abduction said that the incident reportedly happened close to Ryom, Plateau state.

        His words:

        “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.” 

        ontinuing, the associate added that they were all praying and hoping that Allah intervenes in the unfortunate situations and touches the hearts of the abductors to release them unharmed. Toro a one-time member of the House of Representatives also served as a former commissioner of sports in Bauchi state. He later served as the secretary-general of the then NFA between 1993 to 1999. It was also during his tenure that the Super Eagle won their second AFCON title in 1994 in Tunisia. In the same year, the Super Eagles made it to their senior World Cup debut in the USA and then later won gold at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics Games.

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