Gunmen attacked the residence of a Kaduna State University lecturer, Dr Ahmed Buba, in Zaria, Kaduna State, on Monday and seized his six children.
The gunmen also shot a soldier, Ebuka Okechukwu dead. The soldier died of gunshot wounds in a hospital.
They abducted Rabi Isya, Dr Buba’s neighbour’s wife and two of her children.
The bandits were, however, intercepted on Tuesday.
“The joint personnel of Kaduna State Vigilance Service, the military and the police swiftly responded to a distress call.
“On sighting the security personnel, the bandits opened fire and in the process killed the soldier,’’ the source said.
Reacting to the incident on Tuesday, Lt. Joy Abah, Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Army Depot, Zaria, said the information on the death of the soldier had not reached her.