A man suspected to be mentally sick, and identified as Lekan Adebisi, on Monday killed two pupils of John’s Anglican Primary School, Agodo, a public primary school in Ogun State.
The victims; Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi, who were both four years were hacked to death with machete by Lekan at about 11.15 am at the school premises in Waterside Area of the state while they were playing with their mates on the field, during break time after the killer walked into the school compound.
The police have launched a massive manhunt for Lekan who was said took to his heels after unleashing the terror.
“The incident happened at 11:15am during lunch break. They (pupils) were on the field playing. The guy (suspect) just emerged from the bush and hacked two of them to death and immediately he did it, he ran away.
“Those who know him (suspect) said he is a madman and also an indigene of that place. But we are not relying on that. We are on his trail, we want to get him arrested.
“It is only the medical expert that would confirm whether he is a mad person or not. Our ultimate aim is to get him arrested. As I’m talking to you now, the Area Commander and the DPO Abigi are at the scene. We have set the machinery in motion to get him arrested,” Ogun State Police Command PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi said.