Unidentified Armed Men Behead A Nigerian Army Couple In Imo, Threatening To Kill Family Members As Well
The Unidentified Armed Men called the family members to make a mockery of them after carrying out the heinous and callous crime.
On Saturday, gunmen assassinated and beheaded a couple of Nigerian army operatives.
According to military sources, A.M Linus, a sergeant first class in the army, and his lance corporal wife were on their way to Imo State when the incident occurred.
The gunmen were said to have mocked the couple’s family members after beheading them.
A gruesome video of the incident showed the gunmen putting the victims’ heads on their chests after the incident.
“They were on their way to Imo state on Saturday when the incident happened. You won’t believe these gunmen as we speak still used their phones to make calls to their family members, making jest of them and threatening to kill them as well.
“This couple just married recently, even their photoshoot caused a lot of criticism and seems they were punished for it.
“Though the man is married to another woman with grown-up kids, he suddenly eloped with this young soldier, I was told the girl also had kids before joining the army as well.
“The man still has a father, his brother is also a soldier working at a battalion in Kaduna. The lady was also raped before they were beheaded,” a soldier recounted.
In recent years, armed men have increased their attacks in the South-East. Security agencies and government facilities are frequently targeted in these attacks.
The latest development comes just hours after gunmen stormed a military checkpoint in Agulu, Anaocha LGA, Anambra state, and opened fire on soldiers, killing one.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), an outlawed group, have been linked to the region’s deadly attacks. However, the group has denied any involvement in the attacks on numerous occasions.
Nnamdi Kanu, the group’s leader, is currently detained in Abuja, where he is on trial for treason.