Ogun waterside local government area of Ogun State was on Monday thrown into a mourning mood when a suspected mentally ill man, identified as Lekan Adebisi hacked two pupils to death.
The suspect was reported to have carried out the killing on the two pupils of Saint John’s Anglican Primary School, Agodo during the lunch break in the early hours of the day.
It was gathered that following the sad incident, parents and guardians thronged the school and withdrew their wards while security agents battled to unravel the mystery behind it.
He was said to have emerged from a nearby bush and attacked some pupils who were playing on the school field which led to the death of two kindagerteen pupils identified as Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi.
Pictures of the deceased obtained showed a deep machete cuts inflicted on the victims which left them in the pool of their blood.
Immediately he committed the crime on the pupils who were said to be aged 4 years, an eye witnesses said, the suspect fled the scene.
Sources close to the school said the school had perimeter fence but lacked gates.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with our correspondent.
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, however, said the police were on the trail of the suspect and would get him arrested as soon as possible.
He disclosed that security operatives led by the Area Commander and Divisional Police Officer, Abigi had already been deployed in the area to fish out the suspect.
He said, “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 machinery in motion to get him arrested.