A woman and her two children have allegedly killed by suspected Badoo ritual cult gang members in Lagos in a renewed attack.
After a few months of going underground, the deadly Badoo ritual cult gang has come back in full force after they attacked a church located at Temu village in the Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area, Epe, Lagos State.
According to Punch reports, the gang struck in the early hours of Tuesday, November 21, 2017, and left its trademark of blood, tears, and sorrow with the killing of a woman and her two children.
The victims who identified as Mrs. Iyabo, David, a four-year-old boy and his eight-year-old sister, Rachael, were reportedly killed around 2 am while they were asleep at a Celestial Church of Christ parish which also serves as their residence.
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It was also gathered that the assailants had scaled the fence of the church to gain entry and thereafter used a grinding stone to hit the heads of their targets after which they wiped the blood and brain membranes and escaped.
A resident of the area who identified himself as Adeshina Idowu, said the family moved to the area six months ago, noting that the community was stunned by the attack.
“The family moved into the community about six months ago. Somebody rushed into my house this morning [Tuesday] and said that Mama David was dead.
It was when I got to the scene that I saw the woman’s two kids were also killed. The scene of the attack indicated that Badoo was at work because there was a stone at the scene.
I don’t know how the assailants got into the community because we have security guards patrolling everywhere. How they entered into the victims’ compound is a mystery to us,” Idowu said.
Another resident, Tajudeen, said the incident was reported to the police at the Agbowa Police Division, adding that policemen came and took the corpses away.
“The family just returned to the village on Monday. Initially, we thought it was a robbery. But when we entered their apartment, we saw a stone used by the assailants and there was no sign that any property of the family was stolen.
That was when it occurred to us that the assailants were members of Badoo.”
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer [PPRO], ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said a landlady and a commercial motorcycle rider had been arrested over the killings.
“A case of murder was reported at the Agbowa Police Station. The landlady and an Okada rider [motorcyclist] who reside in the compound have been arrested and transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba."
The PPRO however, said that the police was not working on the Badoo report as the incident did not have any connection with ritual killings as insinuated, adding that the era of ritual killings is gone in the state.
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