Residents of Ede community in Osun state were thrown into panic and tension when a soldier with the name tag Blessed Olodi from the Engineer Construction Regiment (ECR) military base in Ede went berserk, killing one of his colleagues and another civilian.
Reports say the soldier stabbed his colleague and a woman, identified as one Mrs Iyabo. The remains of the deceased have been deposited at the morgue of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital.
Residents of Ede community said the soldier suddenly unleashed violence on people on January 2 and that his wife and four others, including a lance corporal were also wounded in the attack. The victims, said to be severely injured, are receiving treatment at the intensive care unit of the hospital. According to witnesses, the soldier was eventually disarmed by a team of soldiers and detained.
It was gathered that the soldier was on medical leave from the 17 Field Engineer Regiment operating in the North East.