Heavily armed kidnappers on Monday mounted a roadblock along Falgore Forest in Doguwa Local Government Area of Kano State and abducted three people.
A witness, Ado Musa, told Freedom Radio that the incident happened around 7am.
He said a number of commuters have sustained injuries during the attack, adding that the Hisbah commander of the local government, Mukhtar Abdulmumin, was among those injured by the gunmen.
Spokesman for the Kano Police Command, Abdullahi Kiyawa, confirmed the incident, saying the police have begun investigation into the incident.
In July, the Kano state Commissioner of Police, Habu Sani, visited the dreaded forest where he assessed security situation in the area.
During interactions with stakeholders, the CP warned officers to maintain high level of alertness along Kano/Kaduna and Kano/Plateau Borders within the Falgore Forest axis.
Mr Sani said it was in line with the directives of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, Community Policing policy and agenda.