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Tragedy Gunmen murder man, 2 sons shot death, wife, daughters injured

A man was murdered alongside his two young sons when gunmen attacked his home shooting his whole family.

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The Ipakodo community in Ikorodu area of Lagos State was thrown into confusion after unknown gunmen stormed the house of a man identified as Celestine Nwokoye and shot him and his entire family, leading to the deaths of the man and his two sons, while his wife and two daughters sustained severe injuries.

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According to residents of the area, the gunmen were suspected to be hired assassins as they attacked only Nwokoye and his family and left without taking away any item to suggest they were robbers.

It was gathered that the sad incident occurred on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at the family's residence on Agbose Street in the Ebute community in the area, at about 5am, when the suspected assassins broke into the man's house and shot him and his whole family, ostensibly to kill everyone.

In the end, the man and his sons said to be three-years-old and two-months-old respectively while the wife and the daughters are said to be in critical conditions in a hospital where they were rushed to by the police.

A resident of the area narrated that everyone suspects the gunmen were not robbers and were sent by someone to wipe out the family.

"The man’s house is located on Agbose Street, off Oluodo Junction. He worked at a taxi park at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja. The killers came on Thursday morning.

They shot him and all the members of his family. He and the two male children died instantly, while they left his wife and the two daughters with bullet injuries.

The attackers were not robbers; they went to only the man’s apartment. I was told that they did not take away any property.

That is why everyone suspects that the killers were sent. They shot all members of his family presumably so that no one would be able to report to the police.

But policemen from the Ipakodo division later came to our area to take photographs and remove the bodies. The policemen were all over our area.”

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The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, saying the police will surely get the killers of Nwokoye and his children.

“There was a report that the man and all members of his family were found in a pool of blood. He and his two male children were confirmed dead.

His wife and two daughters were also seriously injured and they have been taken to a hospital for treatment.

The command is working assiduously to unravel the occurrence. We have some leads which we are working on, and we are optimistic of breaking through.”

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