Former Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Ahmed Sani Toro, has been abducted by gunmen.
Toro was the Secretary General of the then NFA between 1993 and1999. He was also a former Commissioner of Sports in Bauchi State and one time member of the House of Representatives.
He was reportedly abducted on Saturday night on Abuja-Jos road along with a former Golden Eaglets assistant coach, Garba Iliya.
Both men were said to be travelling back to Bauchi after attending the wedding of the son of a former NFF president, Alhaji Aminu Maigari in Abuja on Friday.
Confirming the incident, a close friend of the abductees in Bauchi State, said the gunmen were yet to contact their families.
“It is true they were abducted close to Ryom in Plateau State when they were returning to Bauchi from Abuja.
“They had attened 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 familes.
“We are all praying and hoping in earnest that Allah will intervene in the unfortunate situation and they would be released unharmed”, he said.