A National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) former director, Ahmed Abdulkadir, his daughter, Laila, and three others were reported to have been kidnapped by gunmen in Katsina State.
The three others kidnapped by gunmen, suspected to be bandits, were Bello Aminu Bakori, Shamsuddeen Aminu and Habibu Rabe of Local Education Authority in Bakori.
The NBC ex-director and the four others were kidnapped hours after gunmen attacked the home of a lawmakers in the Katsina House Assembly, and kidnapped members of his family.
After kidnap at the early hours on Tuesday, the vigilantes in the area pursued the assailants and intercepted them in Danja Local Government Area.
After a gun duel, it was learnt that three male victims were freed but Abdulkadir and his 15-year-old daughter were not that lucky.
Their whereabouts remain unknown and no demand for ransom yet. The Police have taken over the case.