Soldier wanted for killing housewife, nursing mother, son

Soldier wanted for killing housewife, nursing mother, son


A Nigerian soldier has disappeared after reportedly stabbing a nursing mother, his wife and son to death in Osun State.

The suspect who identified as Olodi Blessed who was attached to 401 Engineering Construction Regiment.

His neighbour, Mrs. Iyabo Olukunle was the first casualty on Thursday night last Week over a minor disagreement, according to witnesses who spoke to Nigerian Tribune.

It was gathered that the soldier returned from one of the North-East States where Nigerian troops were fighting Boko Haram terrorists few months ago before the tragedy struck.

Sources informed the Newspaper outlet that before the soldier had his wife and son inside the room in the room repeatedly on the fateful day before he allegedly pounced on the nursing mother of five Children.

One of the Children of the deceased, Tosin Olukunle told journalists that the screaming of the mother of the soldier and his wife from the room, forced him out of his room after the attack.

He said: “We were in our room when we heard the screaming of his wife and my mother rushed out to ascertain what was happening.

“My mother, who was carrying a one-year-old baby sighted Blessed with a knife dripping with blood and decided to run to safety.

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“She, however, fell in a gutter and was trying to carry her baby, who also fell when the soldier attacked her with a knife and stabbed her to death.

He said presence of some soldiers who came from the Nigerian Army barracks, in Ede, Osun State, however prevented the suspected murderer from further wrecking more havoc.

According to him, “They (soldiers) subdued Blessed and took him to the barrack.

“Up till now, they haven’t released her corpse to us. We even heard that they have embalmed the corpse”.

“What we want is that the remains of our mother should be released to us. We also want justice over this gruesome killing.

“The government and well-meaning Nigerians should please come to our aid,” Tosin pleaded.

Another relative of the deceased, identified as Ajasin Olukunle also called on the government and authorities of the Nigerian Army to intervene in the matter.

He stated “to deceased left behind five children who are very young. We need assistance on their upkeep and we also want justice.”

But, the Army spokesperson, Colonel Sagir Musa could not be reach for comments as at the time of filing this report.

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