Lagos - Some suspected ritual killers stormed the residence of a family of five children on Saka Adegbose Street, off Olu Odo Road, Ikorodu, killing two of the members, Punch reports.
The assailants, who struck on Sunday, killed two siblings, Azeezat Oriade and Abeeb Oriade.
Two of the remaining siblings – Abdulazeez and Jamiu – were said to be in a critical condition at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.
The four victims were sleeping in the living room while their mother and one other daughter were in the bedroom when the assailants struck around 1am.
It was gathered that the ritual killers had torn the net on one of the windows to gain access to the apartment and hit the four children with some objects.
Shortly after they left, Abdulazeez reportedly screamed, which woke up their mother and neighbours.
The father, Lateef, a commercial driver, was not around on the day according to Today.
21-year-old Azeezat, the eldest child of the family, died immediately while her brother, Abeeb, a Senior Secondary School 1 pupil, gave up the ghost at the Ikorodu General Hospital.
A former chairman of the community development association in the area, Alhaji Wale Oladunjoye, said the victims’ parents were traumatised and had been relocated by their relatives.
- News 24