Former secretary of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Alhaji Sani Toro has been released days after being kidnapped on his way to Bauchi from Abuja.
The cheering news was relayed to the media by a family source who said the former Bauchi State Commissioner of Sports was released late last night.
DIPLOMATIC DIARY had reported that Toro, former Assistant Coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles, Garba Yila and one of their friends, were kidnapped while on their way back to Bauchi from Abuja where they went to attend the wedding of the son of former NFF President, Aminu Maigari.
They were said to have left Abuja at about some minutes past 5.00pm and were reportedly kidnapped at about 7.30pm.
The kidnappers had demanded N150 million as ransom for their released.
However, a source who pleaded anonymity told newsmen Monday morning that following negotiations with the kidnappers, the ransom was reduced from N150m to N30m. but did not say if the ransom was actually paid before they were release last night.