However, an official of Kaduna State Vigilance Service (KadVS), who spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday in Zaria, said the incident occurred between 12.01 and 1.00am on Saturday night.
An eyewitness, Malam Abdullahi Mohammed, a resident of the area said no fewer than 12 people were abducted during the operation.
He added that about eight people were kidnapped from a single house, while others were picked separately.
Similarly, daughter of one of the victims, Hafsat Kusfa,said the bandits broke into their home around 12.01 am and assembled them in front of the house.
She added that the bandits, who were about seven in number carrying guns and marchets, took away eight members of her family, including her father, mother, sisters and brothers.
Kusfa said her father and mother, as well as some of the kidnapped victims, were later released through the efforts of security men who intercepted the hoodlums.