Residents in the Senegalese town of Kaolack say police have arrested 11 people accused of homosexual acts.
He said the 11 remain at the police station.
Homosexual acts are criminalized in at least 34 African countries, including Senegal, where they are punishable by up to five years prison and fines of up to $2,500.
A well-known Senegalese journalist was sentenced in July to six months in prison for acts of homosexuality. Seven men were also arrested and imprisoned.