A former senator representing northern Taraba, Ambuno Zik-Sunday, was kidnapped in the state of Taraba.
The cleric of the mosque of the Taraba State Police Command, Mohammed Nuhu, was also kidnapped.
The former congressman was kidnapped in his native community, Bachama, in the area of the local government of Karim Lamido, in Taraba, yesterday, in honor of his people.
Nuhu, on the other hand, was kidnapped from his home in Jalingo in the early hours of Monday.
Police public relations officer David Misal made this disclosure at the police command office in Jalingo while presenting a cache of weapons recovered from suspected bandits and parading some tricycle thieves.
He noted that efforts are speeding to rescue the legislator and the cleric.
Talking about how the weapons were recovered, the police image creator revealed that security officers acted on the basis of intelligence reports.
According to him, when some bandits moved from Karim Lamido LGA to the Lau Council and caught sight of the police, they fled into the woods and abandoned their motorcycles.
The police spokesman noted that 10 AK 47 rifles, 13 magazines and 425 live ammunition were recovered during the search.
The police say they believe that the recovered weapons are purchased for the purpose of attacks, kidnappings and also for distribution to criminal gangs across the state.
He says efforts are being made to arrest the fleeing suspects.
Also on Monday, the pharmacists whose smuggled drugs were intercepted in a truck that arrived in Jalingo, in the state of Anambra, paraded on Monday.
The police say most of the intercepted drugs contain codeine that has been banned by Nigeria's regulatory agencies.
All suspects confessed to having committed the crimes for which they were detained.
Ahmed Azare, Taraba state police commissioner, applauded the patriotic people of Taraba for supporting the police with useful information.
He urged members of the public to be more aware of security and to promptly inform the police of all criminal elements around their neighborhoods for necessary action.