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Kidnappers release former NFF secretary, ex-Eagles assistant coach

The kidnappers who kidnapped a former Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Sani Toro, a former Assistant Coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles Eagles, Garba Yila, and one of their friends, Alhaji Isah Jah, in Nasarawa State last Saturday have released them from captivity.

Toro, Yila and Jah were kidnapped at a village around Akwanga in Nasarawa State at about 7:30pm on Saturday after attending the wedding of the son of a former NFF President, Aminu Maigari, in Abuja.

A family source had revealed on Sunday that the kidnappers had contacted their host, Maigari, and demanded the sum of N150 million before releasing them.

However, they were said to have regained freedom at about 5.00am on Tuesday.

This is after spending over 60 hours in captivity.

It was unclear as of the time of filing this report if any ransom was paid before their release or not.

The Bauchi State Police Command confirmed their release.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Ahmed Wakil, a Superintendent of Police said, “They were released this morning.”