Two persons, reported to be children, have been killed in Maraban Rido in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State by gunmen.
The attack, which led to the killing and kidnapping, was carried out by the gunmen on Thursday.
According to available information, a policeman and an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were also abducted by the gunmen.
The two security operatives were kidnapped from their residences.
So also were a 14-year-old girl and one other person whisked away by the abductors.
The gunmen were said to have invaded the community at about midnight and went straight to some houses, shooting sporadically, killing two and abducting five.