A seven-year-old girl in Yangoji village, Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has been abducted by some armed men.
Mr Suleiman Musa, a resident of the village told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the hoodlums invaded the community in the early hours of Wednesday.
He said the hoodlums invaded the village firing several gunshots before breaking into some houses where they abducted the seven-year-old girl.
According to him, the quick intervention of a police team forced the gunmen to scramble out of the village.
NAN gathered that the Kwali Divisional Police Headquarters responded to the distress call on the attack at about 5am on Wednesday.
A source said it was the swift response of police personnel, hunters and vigilance members, led by the Kwali Divisional Police Officer (DPO) that saved the community from further harm from the gunmen.
He said the hoodlums engaged the security team in a gun battle before escaping with the abducted girl.
The source said the security team is currently combing the area with a view to rescuing the girl and arresting the gunmen.