Unknown gunmen have attacked Kofar Gayan and Kofar Kona areas of Zaria in Kaduna State, abducting no fewer than 12 persons from their homes.
The abduction comes barely two days after bandits invaded Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, and took away students and lecturers of the institution.
ASP Mohammed Jalige, the spokesman for the police command in Kaduna confirmed the incident but said he was still trying to gather details to update the press.
An official of Kaduna State Vigilance Service (KadVS), speaking on condition of anonymity Sunday in Zaria, said the incident occurred between 12.01 and 1.00 a.m. on Saturday night.
The official, who did not give details on the exact number of people abducted by the kidnappers, said the incident occurred around Government Girls Secondary School, Kofar Gayan.
A resident of the area who said he witnessed the incident, Abdullahi Mohammed, said that no fewer than 12 people were abducted during the operation.
He added that about eight people were kidnapped from a single house, while others were picked separately.
Similarly, the daughter of one of the victims, Hafsat Kusfa, said the bandits broke into their home around 12.01 a.m. and assembled the victims in front of the house.
She added that the bandits, who were about seven in number carrying guns and marchets, took away eight members of her family, including her father, mother, sisters and brothers.
Kusfa said her father and mother, as well as some of the kidnapped victims, were later released through the efforts of security men who intercepted the hoodlums.