Two kindergarten children have died after being attacked by a man wielding a machete at an Anglican school in Nigeria. Mubarak Kalesowo, and Sunday Obituyi were killed in the attack at St John’s Anglican Primary School in Agodo, Ogun State, on Monday. A suspect, Lekan Adebisi, was arrested on Wednesday after a search by local youth and a hunters association, and was handed over to police in Ogbere. Police Commissioner Ahmed Iliyasu said that Adebisi will shortly be charged.
This week, 28-year-old Adebisi was paraded in front of journalists who asked why he had carried out the attack. “I did not eat for two weeks and I went out to beg for money,” he said, switching between English and Yoruba. “Nobody gave me money. When I had money, I took care of family members, friends and even outsiders.
“It was due to frustration, it was due to frustration. When hunger gripped me and it became unbearable, I then thought about my life and I concluded and asked myself: ‘what type of life am I living?’ It was a bad life, then I went and took cutlass and I was prepared to face the consequence.”
He told journalists that he used to teach children, earning 20 Nigerian Naira (approximately £0.04 GBP) per child.