“The man still has a father; his brother is also a soldier working at a battalion in Kaduna State.”
In Imo State, two of Nigerian Army personnel were assassinated by as yet unidentified assailants.
According to a military source, the woman was raped before being shot dead alongside her fiancé. Later, the two were beheaded.
The couple was traveling to the state to formalize their traditional marriage procedures when the event occurred, according to the source, who added that the criminals recorded the encounter and disseminated it online.
“They were on their way to Imo State on Saturday when the incident happened. The man, a Master Warrant Officer, and the woman, a Lance Corporal, were on transit when they met the criminals who killed them and made videos and circulated online. The woman was raped before they shot at them and cut off their heads.
“The man was a member of the 19 regular intakes while the wife was of the 79RI. The man still has a father; his brother is also a soldier working at a battalion in Kaduna State.”
Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, acknowledged the incident and said the army was looking into it.
“I have received information about the cold-blooded murder of two of our personnel who were travelling home for their traditional wedding formalities.
“This is a dastardly act unleashed on our personnel by some criminals. The Nigerian Army has commenced investigations to unmask and bring to book the criminals behind the murder.”