Mr Yaya Adamu, elder brother of Bauchi State Governor, Mr Bala Mohammed, has been kidnapped.
He was kidnapped at 7.30 pm on Wednesday at Ungwan Jaki in Bauchi metropolis by unknown gunmen.
This is coming about 72 hours after the governor went into self-isolation following his contact with a person that tested positive for coronavirus.
The governor was later confirmed positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday by Nigeria Center for Disease Control.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mr Mukhtar Gidado, confirmed the incident.