A 46-year-old man has reportedly killed his four children, set his house ablaze before hanging himself in the Eleme area of Rivers State.

The man simply identified as Samuel was said to have had a face-off with his wife on Monday night.

It was gathered that the unfortunate incident happened at about 1 am on Tuesday in Alesa community after a brief argument with his wife over her alleged flirtatious activities.

Sources told Bounce News that the man has been acting weird after news of his wife infidelity became topic for public discussion.

There are also rumours that some of the children do not belong to him.

It was revealed that the man who is from Ogoja in Cross River State, shared a two-room apartment in the community in Eleme Town with his four children and wife.

Man kills his four children, then hangs himself

The man reportedly strangled them to death before setting his rooms on fire and then hung himself.

The wife, who escaped from the tragic incident raised alarm, attracted a crowd to the scene.

Bounce News gathered that the dead bodies have been evacuated by the Eleme police command.

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