Senegal’s President, Macky Sall has vowed to deal with a spate of kidnappings and killings targeting children.
Mr Sall told RFM radio station, “I have given the firmest instructions… to track down these criminals and bring them to justice.”
In the latest case a toddler was found dead in Rufisque, a town close to the capital, Dakar.
Police said that two children had been murdered recently and five more had faced kidnap attempts.
The use of children in rituals has been blamed for the targeting of children but police have not given motive for the killings.