Gunmen have kidnapped three students of the faculty of law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, on Abuja-Kaduna expressway.
TheCable reports that the students are said to be in their final year at the university.
A commercial driver who escaped the attack, Jibrin Adamu, said the gunmen blocked a spot around Olam farm around 5:30 PM.
They later left the operation area after about 30 minutes, when a team of the military chased them away.
This is coming few weeks after 510 police officers were deployed in the area.
Abuja-Kaduna road is notorious for being a flash-point of kidnappings. In April, Mahmood Abubakar, chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), and his daughter were kidnapped on the road.
A video recording by a commuter shows the scene of the incident.