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Kidnappers release ex- NFF Secretray, Sani Toro, others

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Report reaching AFRIPOST says the abducted former Secretary-General of the defunct Nigeria Football Association (NFA) now Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Sani Ahmed Toro, alongside two others have been released by their abductors, Trubune reports

A source who could not confirm how they were released claimed the trio, Sani Ahmed Toro, Garba Ila and Isa Jaa are currently at an undisclosed health facility receiving treatment.

They were said to have been released at about 5 am on Tuesday and are said to be doing well.

It is yet clear if any ransom was paid before they were released.

The abductors had earlier demanded the sum of N150 million as ransom.

Recently, kidnappers in police uniforms abducted 17 persons in Abuja, leading to a general outcry.

Twitter user, Ameerah Sufyan had earlier raised the alarm of a kidnap incident in the territory which she was involved in.

@ameerah_sufyan, had in her tweet, alleged that she and 16 other residents of the city had been taken by some persons in uniform and were still held captive.

She revealed that those abducted included three pregnant women and two children
According to the tweet, she had shared her location with her WhatsApp contacts, adding that her captors did not see her phone.

Reacting, the FCT command spokesperson, Josephine Adeh said the command has drafted the Tactical and Intelligence apparatus to rescue the victims and uncover those behind the alleged incident.

She, however, said there was no reported case of kidnapping in the FCT recently as contained in Sufyan’s tweet.

Responding to questions from journalists, the PPRO said, “There was no formal report of any abduction/ kidnapping in The FCT today. Although reports from many online sources tag the case as an alleged kidnapping, this would have to be one of the most unique incidents of its kind.

“That a victim has access to her phone to post useful information about her whereabouts remains unconventional to such crime yet a beam of hope for all, the Police inclusive.

“The FCT Police Command has since drafted the Tactical and Intelligence apparatus on the case upon the receipt of the information to rescue all involved and get to the root of the matter.

“We thank the members of the public for the useful information given and enjoin them to exercise patience and calm while the Police remain on top of the situation”

More to come…

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