Gunmen on Saturday abducted a lecturer and two children of another member of staff of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State.
Mr Abdullahi Shehu, the Secretary, Information and Protocol Unit, of the polytechnic, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Sunday that the three people were abducted from their homes located within the institution.
He said that the father of the two abducted children, who was injured by the gunmen, was receiving treatment at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria.
Shehu said that the kidnapped man was a lecturer in the School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics, of the polytechnic.
ASP Mohammed Jalige, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Kaduna, confirmed the incident and said that police operatives had been deployed to secure the area, track the perpetrators and rescue the victims.