Tragedy struck in the peaceful community of Ogbunike in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, when a man identified as 34-year old Ifeanyi Apusiobi reportedly killed two of his children, Chinecherem and Obinna, with a pestle while they were sleeping.
Astounded police officers, who were first responders to the distress call, reportedly rushed three victims to the hospital after it was discovered that the suspect also injured his 72-year old father, Dominic, in the head with the same object.
The two children were confirmed dead on arrival, while the 72-year-old man was responding to treatment.
Police spokesman Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident, saying the murderer has been apprehended.
Investigations are still going on to determine events which had preceded the unfortunate event.