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A FORMER Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Sani Toro, has been kidnapped.

Toro was kidnapped on Saturday while on his way from Abuja to Bauchi after attending the wedding ceremony of the son of former NFF President Aminu Maigari.

The Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer Ahmed Wakil confirmed the development to The ICIR in a telephone interview on Sunday.


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He said, “Yes, the news is true. I got across to one of his sons, who told me he (Toro) was abducted around Akwanga road in Nasarawa while returning from Abuja. Other details when I get them will be communicated to you.”

Toro, a former Commissioner of Sports in Bauchi State and one-time member of the House of Representatives, was 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 same year, won gold at Atlanta 1996 Olympics Games and made their second World Cup appearance at France 1998.

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