Man loses two children to suspected assassins

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Etim Ekpimah, Uyo

A man, Aniekan Billie, from Obiokpok in the Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, has lost two of his children.

The father claimed that the kids were killed by suspected assassins.

Billie, who reported the matter to the police at the Ikot Akpan Abia division on Wednesday, said he locked up the children in his house and left for Urua Kpokpo, a nearby neighbourhood, to buy foodstuffs.

He explained that upon his return, he saw the lifeless bodies of two of his children, Godwin Sunday (9) and Idara Sunday (5) in the house.

He added that the only person the suspected assailants did not kill was his one-year-and-seven-month-old son, Godspower Sunday.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Bala Elkana, told our correspondent that the father reported the matter to the police around 2.35pm.

He said the corpses of the children were dumped in a freezer belonging to the family.

The state police spokesman added that the police had started investigation into the incident.

“We will soon unravel the people that were behind the murder of the two children,” he added.

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