There was tension in Yangoji village, in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as a seven-year-old girl was abducted by armed men.
It was learnt that the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday.
According to a resident of the village, Mr Suleiman Musa, the hoodlums invaded the village firing several gunshots before breaking into some houses where they abducted the seven-year-old girl.
The armed men were forced out of the village following the intervention of a police team, Musa confirmed.
The Kwali Divisional Police Headquarters was said to have 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.
The source said the security team is currently combing the area with a view to rescuing the girl and arresting the gunmen.