Unknown persons have reportedly hacked a 5-year-old boy simply identified as Mujeeb to death in his compound in the Tose area of Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State today Monday, June 22.

This is coming weekss after three females namely Grace Oshiagwu, Barakat Bello and Azeezat Shomuyiwa, were killed by unidentified persons in the same local government area.

Due to the incessant killings, senior police officers have relocated their offices to the area yet the perpetrators of the killings have not been caught nor put an end to the killing.

Narrating how the tragic incident happened, mother of the deceased identified as Mrs Tirimisiyu told newsmen that shortly after the heavy downpour in the area this morning, her son stepped out to defecate at the back of their house. It was while defecating that the assailants allegedly hacked him to death.

“When the rain subsided, he told his older sibling that he wanted to go and defecate. The older sibling opened the back door for him to go defecate. Had I known I would have asked him to defecate in the front of the house. Suddenly, he cried out, “Mummy, Mummy”. His older sibling and I rushed out to the backyard but we didn’t see him initially.

Then I checked beside the bush and found him macheted. He hadn’t died when we got there. So, people took him from my hand to take him to the hospital but he later died,” Mujeeb’s mother said

Reacting to the sad loss, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Gbenga Fadeyi confirmed the incident.

The PPRO said an investigation has commenced.