They were said to have been travelling in a bus when the incident occurred.

The incident took place along Birnin-Gwari Road, Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area on Friday.

It was learnt that the victims were on their way to visit a colleague in a hospital at Birnin-Gwari when they ran into the kidnappers.

It was gathered that the gunmen intercepted the bus containing no fewer than 20 students and reportedly abducted three of them and the lecturer.

The state police command is yet to confirm the incident but a competent government source said efforts are being made to rescue them.