Unknown gunmen have claimed responsibility for the assassination of a military couple in Imo state, according to an audio clip circulating online.
On Saturday, gunmen who have yet to be identified shot and decapitated the military couple.
A.M Linus, an army sergeant first class, and his lance corporal wife were on their way to Imo State for their wedding when they were shot and beheaded by gunmen.
According to reports, the gunmen mocked the couple’s family members after beheading them.
“It’s really unfortunate that we troops are no safer,” a military official told Newsmen. “The man was a member of the 19 regular intakes while the wife was a member of the 79RI.”
“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.”
One of the gunmen could be heard in the audio speaking to a friend of the deceased lady admitting that the couple were killed for being soldiers.
Listen to the audio below:
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