The children were said to have been found along the road by residents of the area today.
A gory sight met residents of the Second East Circular Road in Benin City when they awoke today, September 17, 2014 to find the corpses of three young children dumped on the road.
The Nation reports that two of the children, believed to be twins, were wrapped in clothes and kept inside a carton under a palm tree while a third, was dumped at the roadside.
The three corpses were said to be in various stages of decomposition but the twins were reportedly farther gone than the little girl.
Officials of the state Ministry of Environment are said to have removed the bodies from the scene.