Bandits have Kidnapped a pregnant woman at Lema community, Mando opposite the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State.
The bandits also abducted seven other persons when they invaded three houses around 1:00 am on Sunday.
A resident, who pleaded anonymity, said sporadic gunshots prevented them from stepping out of their houses.
Other residents appealed to the state government to come to their rescue.
State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige, said he was yet to be briefed on the matter.