Gunmen Kill Mother, Two Children In Lagos Church
Unknown gunmen suspected to be assassins, on Tuesday, stormed a Celestial Church Christ (CCC), killing a mother and her two children at Temu village in Ikosi Ejirin Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
The gunmen reportedly scaled through the fence of the church, gained access into the premises and killed the victims.
The woman has been identified as Iyabo, while the two children were David (four) and Rachel (eight).
According to residents, the victims moved into the community a few months ago, and had been living inside the church. One of the residents, Mr. Adeshina Idowu, said: “The death of the family took everyone by surprise. The family moved into the community six months ago.
We were surprised when somebody came to call me that Mama David was dead. When I got to the scene, the assailants had killed the woman and her two children who were with her in the church. “I don’t know how the assailants got into the community. We have security guards patrolling the community. How they entered into the victims’ compound without the guards seeing them is a mystery.”
Reacting to the incident, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Edgal Imohimi said that it was a case of murder.
He said that two persons, a woman, who owns the building where the victims were killed and a commercial motorcycle rider, had been arrested in connection with the incident.
He disclosed that although a mother and two daughters were attacked, one of the daughters survived. He explained that the girl, who appeared to be in shock, was rushed to hospital and later discharged. He noted that investigation had commenced into the killings. Imohimi said: “ We have visited the scene and can tell you authoritatively that it’s a clear case of murder.