Kidnappers on Wednesday night abducted the Magajin Garin Daura, Musa Umar, in his Daura residence.
According to reports, Mr Umar, a retired customs comptroller, was abducted after observing Magrib prayer.
The traditional ruler is the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, the Aide de Camp, ADC, to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The attackers were said to have shot sporadically to disperse the crowd and picked the traditional ruler in a Peugeot 406.
Kidnapping has been on the rise in northern Nigeria. On Monday, chairman of Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar and his daughter, Yasmin were kidnapped on the notorious Abuja-Kaduna highway. Hid driver was killed by the gunmen.
They were released the following day after some ransom was paid to the gunmen.