Armed men on Monday invaded the Staff Quarters of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
They abducted a staff member of the institution.
ABU Public Affairs Director, Auwalu Umar, confirmed the attack in a statement.
The spokesman said the incident occurred at Sardauna Crescent, Area BZ, within the main campus.
The assailants also seized the victim’s wife, daughter and ran into the bush.
But after a police chase and exchange of fire at Dasuwar Da’a village, a community near the university, gunmen freed them.
Umar disclosed that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and other security agencies have been informed.
He said the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Kabir Bala, has appealed for calm and advised everyone to be vigilant.