Kidnappers of eight nursing mothers and a male relation have demanded a ransom of 800 million Naira for the release of the victims.
A family member of the victims explained that the kidnappers called them on Friday to demand the said amount.
The victims are members of the same family in Kuchi village in Munya Local Government Council of Niger State.
The gunmen had on Thursday, at about 11:30 in the night, forced their way into the family house where the women had assembled in preparation for a wedding in a nearby community.
The entire community is said to be in confusion as they do not know the fate of their relations in the hands of the kidnappers and how to raise the 800 million Naira ransom.
Acting chairman, Munya Local Government Council, Joshua Musa, confirmed the incident and assured the people that security agencies in the area are on top of the situation.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abubakar Dan-Inna, said he was yet to be briefed about the development.