The Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of the former Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Sani Ahmed Toro, former Assistant Coach of Super Eagles Garba Yila and Alhaji Isah Jah.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, while confirming the abduction, today in Bauchi, however said he is not privy to the full details of the incident as it happened outside his state.
It was reported that last night Toro, Garba Yila and Alhaji Isah Jah were kidnapped on their way from Abuja to Bauchi after they attended the wedding ceremony of the son of former NFF President Aminu Maigari.
The District Head of Lame, Sarkin Yakin Bauchi, Alhaji Ali Yakubu Lame, said ,”we are related with all the victims and we are shocked when we received the news over the abduction of the three sons of Bauchi State.”
He said they were five in the vehicle, but the abductors took three and left two, “they shot one Tijjani on his hand and they left him, they also didn’t pick Alhaji Mijinyawa because he is ill, he can’t walk properly.
“But they took Sani Yeriman Toro, Garba Ila and Alhaji Isah Jah all of them from Bauchi State,” the District Head said, asding that they are praying to Almighty Allah to enable them regain their freedom.
He appealed to the public to continue to pray for peace and stability in the country, and advised people to support the security agencies with useful information that will lead to the arrest of criminals.
Alhaji lamented that no one is safe in Nigeria today and appealed to the Federal Government to do all they could to stop this dastardly act of lawlessness going on in different parts of the country.