Four people, including two men and two teenagers, accused of cannibalism and selling human organs have been arrested in northwestern Zamfara state in Nigeria, local media report.
According to the State’s police chief, Ayuba Elkanah, other members of the gang were being tracked down.
“They were arrested after detectives found a corpse in an uncompleted building with some body parts missing,” Mr Elkanah, said on Thursday.
The discovery happened during an investigation into the disappearance of a nine-year-old boy.
Zamfara is one of the states worst hit by a wave of killings and kidnappings for ransom, with authorities facing criticism for failing to tackle the violence, the BBC reports.