Three children of the same Mother between the age of four and nine with their mother have
been killed on Masafejo Street, Agbowa, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos
by hoodlums suspected to be ritual killers.
The assailants invaded the family’s residence around 2:00am on
Wednesday, and inflicted cuts on the siblings and their mother. The
victims lived in an uncompleted Cherubim and Seraphim Church
building 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 that the children were found dead in the
church, while their mother gave up the ghost in a hospital. The
source, added that the attack might not be unconnected with
incidences of ritual killings in Ibeshe and Okegbegun communities in
“The attack was similar to what happened in Ibeshe community, where
some hoodlums gained entrance into houses in the midnight through the
windows and attacked their victims,” he added.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, on
Wednesday confirmed the incident, saying a manhunt had been
launched for the suspects. Owoseni said it was peremptory to tag
the attack as ritual killings and promised that the command would
intensify security presence in the community and other remote areas
in the state.
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