Nigerian soldier goes on stabbing spree, kills colleague, injures many

Nigerian soldier goes on stabbing spree, kills colleague, injures many

- A mentally unstable Nigerian soldier on Thursday, January 2, unleashed violence on some persons in Osun state

- The soldier, Olodi Blessed, until his attack, served under 17 Field Engineer Regiment operating from the counter-terrorism unit in the northeast

- Blessed went about stabbing another soldier, a woman and other persons, but was later disarmed and arrested by his colleagues

Tragedy struck at a Nigerian Army barracks in Osun state on Thursday, January 2, when a soldier, Olodi Blessed, went about stabbing residents in the building with a jack knife.

Blessed, who was on official break for medical treatment, belongs to the 401 Engineer Construction Regiment in the state, Premium Times reports.

In the attack, the Nigerian Army personnel who is said to have some mental issues killed his colleague, who is a corporal and a woman, identified as Iyabo who has been rushed to a hospital.

However, he was disarmed and arrested and detained by a team of soldiers which was led by a lieutenant.

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Nigerian soldier goes on stabbing spree, kills colleague, injures many

The mentally disturbed Nigerian soldier killed his colleague, who is a corporal and a woman, identified as Iyabo who has been rushed to a hospital (Photo credit: Premium Times)
Source: UGC

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Military sources revealed to journalists that Blessed, until the incident, served in the 17 Field Engineer Regiment operating from the counter-terrorism frontlines in the northeastern region of the country.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian Army captain and four soldiers had been killed by some gunmen in an ambush in Sarkin Pawa in Munya local government area of Niger state.

Three other soldiers were also injured in the attack that left the captain who led the soldiers - a staff sergeant, two corporals in an operation in the area.

It was gathered that the deceased was said to have responded to a distress call by residents of Gwar community in Munya local government area when the incident took place.

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