A middle-aged woman has been murdered by unknown assailants in Ondo State.
The incident happened at Iwaro Oka-Akoko, in Akoko South West Local Government Area of the State.
The woman, a church sweeper identified simply as Mrs Omode was killed in the early hours of Sunday in the front of her church, Deeper Life Bible Church in the community.
With the community thrown into a state of apprehension, the reason for killing the church sweeper by unidentified persons was yet to be known.
A glimpse at her lifeless body in the pool of blood revealed that she was axed in the neck.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Funmilayo Odunlami said the woman was found dead in front of the church.
The PPRO added that that investigation had commenced over the incident in a bid to unmask those behind the dastardly act.