Suspected bandits abducted three women and set two fuel tankers on fire in Saminaka, in the Lapai LGA of Niger State.
The incident happened on Sunday.
The terrorists were said to have attacked the community and shut sporadically.
A resident, Musa Rabiu, said the terrorists, while shooting, headed for one of the popular restaurants in the community and abducted the three women.
Rabiu said while the terrorists shot into the air, some of their bullets hit two diesel tankers conveying fuel, leading to explosions.
“Saminaka is not a big village; the entire community has been thrown into panic with this recent kidnapping,” he said.
The Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Wasiu, confirmed the attack and abduction of the women.
Wasiu said police tactical teams and vigilantes had been drafted to the area.