Tragedy struck in Umuogodoakpu Community of Ngbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, when unidentified hoodlums stormed the house of one Mr Benjamin Oke, and hacked two of their children to death, while the eldest child who was also severely injured has been hospitalised.
The Ebonyi State Police Command confirmed the incident, as the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Loveth Odah, said two persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.
It was gathered that the hoodlums who attacked Benjamin Oke family on Saturday, broke into their building, snatched Chidiebere, a four-year-old child from the mother and butchered him right in front of his mother before proceeding to Chisom, a seven-year-old girl and the eldest child, Chinonso.
Two of the children were said to have died on the spot, while the eldest child, Chinonso, is lying in a critical condition in the hospital.
An eye witness confirmed the incident described the killings as unimaginable.
According to him, “the unimaginable killings show that the world is coming to an end.
“The mother of the children was with her kids when the unidentified persons came and snatched the little child from the mother. The woman was shouting calling for help, but nobody could help her. The killer succeeded in butchering one of the children and then proceeded to butcher others.
“Their father, I learnt is in Onitsha in Anambra State, but I learnt that he had left Onitsha to the village. Two persons were arrested, but they said they know nothing about the killing, even when the woman who is traumatized cannot say anything.
She further noted that two persons have been arrested and more investigation are ongoing.
“The incident happened at Umuogodoakpu Community of Ngbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.”