Suspected gunmen raided the residence of the commissioner for Youths and Skills Acquisition in Zamfara state Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad Gurbin Baure and kidnapped his wife twin babies and one other woman.
Confirming the incident to Daily Trust on Tuesday, Gurbin Baure said the gunmen arrived at his residence in Gurbin Baure town around 2am and abducted his wife, her one year old twin babies and a girl.
However, he kept mute on whether ransom was demanded by the abductors so far or any form of negotiation has commenced.
"I was in Gusau, the state capital when the gunmen invaded my personal residence and made away with my family. I can’t precisely tell you their motive because they had earlier kidnapped one woman and her child," he added.
Gurbin Baure is a boarder town. It is situated along the Katsina – Zamfara border and on the other hand sharing boundary with Niger Republic.
The spokesman of the state police command DSP Muhammad Shehu said Search and Rescue Team had been dispatched by the Command and intense manhunt for the kidnappers had commenced.
He said the state commissioner of police Mr Kenneth Ebrimson had spoken with his counterpart in Katsina state on the matter and the two commands are synergising to ensure that the victims are rescued hail and hearty.