Three children between ages four and nine and their mother have been killed on Masafejo Street, Agbowa, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos by hoodlums suspected to be ritual killers.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the assailants invaded the family’s residence around 2am on Wednesday, and inflicted machete cuts on the siblings and their mother.
The victims, whose name had yet to be ascertained, lived in an uncompleted Cherubim and Seraphim Church in the community. It was gathered that the attention of the police at the Agbowa division was drawn to the incident by members of the church, who had gone for prayer around 5am after the murderers left the scene.
A police source disclosed to our correspondent that the children were found dead in the church, adding that their mother gave up the ghost in a hospital.
He said, “The station received a distressed call around 5am that three children were killed and operatives went to the scene. The children were aged between four and nine. They were dead and in a pool of blood, but their mother was still breathing. Read more