Sani Toro Recounts Ordeal in Kidnappers Den, Reveals the Most Painful Aspect of His Experience

Sani Toro Recounts Ordeal in Kidnappers Den, Reveals the Most Painful Aspect of His Experience

  • Sani Toro says his experience in the hands of the kidnappers was very horrible as he narrates his ordeal
  • The former NFA scribe was abducted on Saturday along the Abuja-Jos road, but he regained freedom on Monday
  • Narrating all that transpired, Toro lamented that they were abducted at a location which is just minutes away from a security checkpoint

The former general secretary of the then Nigeria Football Association, Sani Toro, has narrated his ordeal with the kidnappers after spending 48 hours in the ‘wilderness.’

Toro who was heading to Bauchi after an engagement in Abuja was abducted along the Abuja-Jos road on Saturday, but he was released on Monday.

It was gathered that the former football chief was accompanied in a car by ex-Golden Eaglets assistant coach Garba Ila and a friend simply identified as Alhaji Isa when the incident happened, Premium Times reports.

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Sani Toro has regained freedom after 48 hours in the hands of kidnappers. Photo: Premium Times Nigeria
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He narrated his experience inside the jungle of Plateau State saying it was horrifying and unpalatable.

Sani Toro told Complete Sports:

“Our journey from Abuja was smooth until we got to within Forest of Kibo/Ryom area of Plateau State where these boys blocked our vehicle along with two other cars, ordered us out of the cars and marched us into the forest.

“Most painful aspect was that this happened less than three minutes drive after a checkpoint of the joint military along the road in Forest area. Our abductors were young Fulani men between the ages of 18 and 40 years. They harried us deep into the forest barefooted and whipped us if we slowed down. We walked almost all night under very unfriendly weather.

“The height of it was when we got to a big river and we had to cross it on foot. At that point, I thought we were going to die, but we had no option but to comply.

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“It was deep and flowing but we managed to survive that by the grace of Allah. It was a close shave with death and it was an experience I don’t wish my enemies to go through. It was a very horrible experience and thank God we are alive to tell our story.”

Ahmed Musa wants government to improve the security situation

Meanwhile, Sports Brief earlier reported that Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has called on authorities to immediately make efforts to put an end to the continuous attacks on motorists along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway by bandits.

Bandits have continued to terrorise motorists and travellers along the major highway which leads to the Northern part of the country.

Musa has expressed sadness over the situation, saying the atrocities must be put to an end to attacks so that people can go about their normal activities.

Source: Sports Brief News