Those killed at Babanrami, according to an eyewitness, were returning from their farm in a Toyota Canter vehicle after harvesting some grains when they were waylaid by the gunmen.
It was gathered that the bandits, who were riding on motorcycles, raced after the vehicle and sporadically shot at those in the vehicle killing five of them with one person escaping with gunshot injuries.
The person killed at Sabon Rijiya was also shot by the bandits.
The raid at Barakuta village in Bosso Local Government Area took place at about 8pm on Friday, according to an eyewitness.
The bandits were said to have invaded the community also riding on motorcycles and shot sporadically.
In the confusion that followed, the three ladies were taken away by the gunmen, it was learnt.
The police could not be reached for comments, however, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, confirmed the incidents and condemned the attack on innocent farmers by the bandits.
Matane said the Niger State Government is on top of the situation. (THISDAY)