Tragedy struck around 1a.m, today, in Alesa community, Eleme, Rivers State, as a man went violent and killed his four children before hanging himself to death.
According to reports, the deceased had attempted to kill his wife with a machete, last night, but she narrowly escaped. He, however, went back home to strangle their children to death.
According to report, the man strangled his four children between the ages of 1 to 6 years before setting the house ablaze and thereafter hanged himself. His wife later alerted fellow residents. What triggered his action, remains unknown.
The dead bodies have been removed by the police command in the area as at the time of filing this report.
The Rivers State police Command is investigating the cause of his actions according to Police PRO, Nnami Omoni
See their disturbing images below: