A suspected mentally challenged man on Monday hacked to death two pupils of Saint John’s Anglican Primary School in Agodo, Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun.
It was gathered that the assailant entered the school premises from a nearby bush and inflicted machete cuts on the children who were observing lunch break with their colleagues.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the assailant fled the scene about 11:15 am after the incident.
It was learnt that the deep machete cuts inflicted on the victims left them in the pool of their blood.
Sources said while the school has a perimeter fence it has no gates.
Parents and guardians thronged to the school after the incident to withdraw their wards while security agents have commenced investigation.
Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.
Oyeyemi gave the names of the two victims as Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi, both aged four and in Kindergarten class.
“The incident happened at 11:30 a.m. during lunch break. The children were on the field playing. The guy 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 a 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,” he said.