The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in Jigawa State on Tuesday said it arrested seven suspects for alleged homos*xual.
The Commandant of the corps, Alhaji Mohammad Gidado, made this known when he presented the suspects to newsmen in Dutse.
Gidado said the parents of one of the suspects reported him to the command, adding that after his arrest, the suspect gave information which led to the arrest of other suspects.
He described the act as “barbaric, animalistic and nasty”, adding that the suspects were between the ages of 18 and 25 years.
The commandant urged parents and teachers to monitor the movement of their children and wards in order to prevent them from engaging in such acts.
“Parents and teachers need to do more in guiding our youths. This kind of behaviour from our future generation is bad,” he said.
The commandant said the suspects would soon be charged to court.
One of the suspects, a university undergraduate, said that he had been gay for the past six years.
He confessed that he used to commit the crime with his friends and children in his area.