A middle aged man, on Wednesday in Kaduna slaughtered four of his children and attempted to kill himself after an alleged quarrel with his wife.
Neighbours said that the man had quarrelled with the wife throughout the night, forcing her to leave the house located on Ahmadu Bello street in Kawo area of Kaduna metropolis.
Thereafter, the man allegedly locked the entrance to the house and used a knife to slaughter the four children aged between six to one year.
One of his children who was not in the house at the time, alerted the ward head of the area, when he found the door to the residence locked from inside on Wednesday afternoon.
When the neighbours and some policemen forced the door to the house open, the children were already dead while their father was still alive but in serious condition.
Police spokesman in the state, Zubairu Abubakar, said that the man and the children had been conveyed to St Gerards General Hospital in Kakuri, Kaduna.
He said that the police had commenced full investigation into the matter.