Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
Police in Kano have confirmed that gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted the two wives of a prominent politician in Kibiya Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesman of the police, Musa Magaji Majia, told journalists on Tuesday that the incident occurred on Monday night.
He said the police commissioner and some officers had already visited Kibiya town to assess the situation.
It was also said the suspects stormed the residence of the politician, Alhaji Garba Umar Fammar, around 2a.m.
The suspects numbering about 40, arrived the town on motorcycles with dangerous weapons.
An eyewitness spoke under anonymity that shortly after the arrival of the gunmen in the town, the suspects fired several shots into air to scare people before whisking the two wives to an unknown destination.
Two persons who were said to be members of the vigilante group, had also lost their lives during an encounter with the hoodlums in the town.