A Muslim cleric, Sheik Yusuf Amzat-Salam, 35, his wife and four children were killed by hoodlums suspected to be herdsmen in the early hours of Tuesday in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state Nigeria.
The incident occurred at Atiba area of Odogbolu Local Government Area.
The eldest child, a girl, was aged 11, followed by her twin brothers, aged 8 and the last female child, aged 2.
All the victims had since been buried according to Muslim rites amid wailing.
The attackers, whose motive could not be ascertained, butchered the entire household with machetes.
The victims were discovered in the pool of their blood when school bus came to pick the children.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Ogun, Bimbola Oyeyemi, said the command was aware of the incident. “We are already doing all to investigate and apprehend the culprit”.