A seven-year-old girl was abducted by armed men in Yangoji village, Kwali Area Council, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Mr Suleiman Musa, a village resident, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the hoodlums stormed the community in the early hours of Wednesday.
He claimed that the hoodlums stormed the village, firing several shots before breaking into some houses and kidnapping the seven-year-old girl.
He claims that the quick intervention of a police team forced the gunmen to flee the village.
According to NAN, the Kwali Divisional Police Headquarters responded to a distress call about the attack around 5 a.m. 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.