Notorious ritual gang, Badoo, on Tuesday struck again at Ikorodu injuring two women and their children, The Nation reports.
The incident occurred at a Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Aladura, situated at 4, Victor Anibaba Street, Owode Weigh Bridge, Ajegunle.
Tuesday’s attack was the first in Ajegunle since the murderous gang went on killing spree.
It was gathered that a two-year-old child, who went to the church for vigil with her mother, was also affected.
Although the state of the children could not be ascertained as at press time, earlier reports indicated that they died on the spot.
However, their mothers identified simply as Iya Dabira and Iya Ayomide were said to be battling for their lives at the General Hospital, Ikorodu.
According to the founder of the church, Rotimi Ajidara, the killers struck around 2:30am, after scaling the fence.
He said the women and children were asleep at another section of the premises after the vigil, while he retired to his apartment.
Ajidara said he was woken up by the screams of his members, who discovered the attack, adding that he immediately alerted his neighbours.
He said: “I went straight to the church, only to find the two women and their daughters in the pool of their blood and I alerted some of my neighbours, who in turn called the attention of other residents.
“Since I have been hearing about the killings by Badoo, I never knew they would come to my church. After checking round it was discovered that they scaled the fence into the church to cause the harm.
“I don’t know what to tell the families of the victims, because they only came to my church for vigil. My prayer now is that God heal the two women who are still battling to survive.”
Meanwhile, a woman suspected to be a child kidnapper was burnt to death at Allinson Junction after a mob allegedly found a list containing specification and prices of children.
According to Rasheed Fatuga, a source whose name he refused to disclosed said the mob overpowered the local vigilantes and police to lynch the woman.
He said: “The source said the woman was in her 40s and she is suspected to be a kidnapper.
“She was noticed by a meat seller and a fruit vendor at Allinson Junction, near United High School, ikorodu. The woman was acting like a mad woman but she suddenly stepped to a secluded area to receive a phone call.
“When they saw it, they immediately accosted her but she couldn’t defend herself. People soon gathered and she was taken to Onyabo’s office at CAC Road.
“On getting there, she was interrogated by the Deputy Chairman of Onyabo. They searched her bag and found an IPhone 7, juju ring and a list containing descriptions of children such as age range, heights and price tags.
“She confessed that she came from Isolo and she was not alone. She said that others fled immediately she was caught.”