Temu community in Ikosi Ejirin Local Council Development Area of Lagos State witnessed horror around 2:00 a.m. local time on Monday.

Some assailants scaled the fence of a church while a woman and her children slept and murdered them in their sleep.

Initial reports had it that three persons were killed, but the Lagos Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal said it was two persons.

While making the clarification, he also told reporters that the police had arrested two persons in relation to the crime.

"It is a clear case of murder. The landlady has been arrested and an Okada rider has been arrested.

"One of the victims watched television throughout the night with one of the suspects in our custody. It has nothing to do with ritual killing as speculated,” the police boss said.

It was gathered that the victims just moved into the community about three months ago and used their home as a branch of Celestial Church of Christ.

They had been away from the community for two weeks, only to return on Monday and met their end overnight.

The head of the home was said to be absent when the assailants struck.

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