A suspected kidnapping took place between the late hours of Sunday and early hours of Monday in the Chukuku community of Kuje Area Council, Abuja.
As many as five people were reportedly abducted by the attackers, who were said to have infested the community.
As they moved through the neighborhood, gunmen were said to have shot sporadically.
Gunmen kidnapped the two sons of an official from one of the federal agencies, said one resident who asked to remain anonymous.
The residents said they also went to other houses where they abducted a nurse and two other people.
A spokesman for the FCT police command, DSP Adeh Josephine, said she was unaware of the incident.