The woman allegedly said she gave her children a substance gotten from a cleric to drink.
The Delta Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old woman in Abraka for allegedly killing two of her children.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Celestina Kalu, said this on Thursday in Asaba in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria.
She said the suspect had confessed to the police that she gave a liquid substance to the children to drink. The suspect, she added, said the children were aged nine months and two years.
Ms. Kalu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the suspect claimed that the liquid substance was given to her by one Apostle Austin Eduviere of Triumphant World International Church, Abraka, and was for healing purposes.
The suspect, she added, told the police that the liquid substance was a mixture of water and salt and sold to worshipers for N1,850.
The cleric, Ms. Kalu said, had been arrested and was helping the police in their investigation.