A woman in Katsina has been arrested after allegedly trying to sell her one-month-old twin girls.
She has been charged with child trafficking, although police say further charges may be added.
The woman was arrested while allegedly attempting to sell her girls for 350,000 naira ($980; £730) to a buyer, who informed the police.
Cases of baby selling for illegal adoptions and trafficking have been a problem in Nigeria for some time.
The 30-year-old woman did not make any official plea at her court appearance in the northern city of Katsina but during interrogation said “economic challenges” made her do it, the Guardian newspaper reports.