Residents of the building where the victims were discovered expressed shock over what appeared to be a close operation.
According to Nigerian authorities, 20 mummified bodies, including several youngsters, were found in a building in the southern city of Benin, stunning residents in the often lively neighborhood.
According to Jennifer Iwegbu, a police spokeswoman, three individuals were taken into custody during the raid.
Based on the information that the building in Benin City, the capital of Edo state, was a "suspected ritual shrine," she added, armed police officers invaded it.
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