Bandits stormed the popular Bakori Housing Units in Katsina and abducted a retired NBC director, Alhaji Ahmed Abdulkadir and his 15-year-old daughter, Laila.
DAILY TRUST reports that three other residents were abducted by the bandits who wielded AK 47 rifles.
The other abductees have been identified as Alhaji Bello Aminu Bakori, Shamsuddeen Aminu and one Habibu Rabe of Local Education Authority, Bakori.
The incident is coming less than 24 hours after family members of a lawmaker in the Katsina State House Assembly were abducted in the state.
However, sources said that barely an hour after the abduction, members of the community vigilance group mobilised and went after them.
The local guards reportedly caught up with the armed men in Danja Local Government Area and after an exchange of gunfire, three victims were said to have regained freedom.
But Abdulkadir and his daughter are said to still be in captivity.
Bandits have been making life tough for many in a new wave of insecurity around the country.
From Abuja to Zamfara, Niger and many other places, gunmen have been breaking into homes, abducting their victims for millions.