* Three critically injured children in hospital
The Anambra State Police Command have arrested a 47-year-old man, Emeka Ezimadu, who alleged butchered his 85-year-old mother and his two children to death.
The sad incident occurred in Nnewi north local government area for the state on Thursday.
Eyewitnesses said Emeka, who hails from Opuneze Uruagu, used a machete to kill his children—Ifechukwu (9) Mmeso (2) along with his mother Agnes while they slept.
He also injured three of his other children identified as Nonso (12) Chinaemerem (11) and Ngozi (8).
He is said to have run amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained, police said.
Police spokesman SP Haruna Mohamed said detectives visited the scene and rushed the victims to hospital.
A doctor certified two of the children and the aged mother dead.
The injured children have been hospitalised.
The State criminal investigations department in Awka is investigating.
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