Gunmen kill, behead army couple

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A Nigerian army couple has been shot dead and beheaded by unknown gunmen on their way to Imo State.

The incident occurred on Saturday according to military sources.

It was gathered that after killing and beheading the husband identified as A.M Linus, a sergeant first class and his lance corporal wife, the gunmen put their heads on their chests.

Saharareporters quoted a military source as saying that:“It’s so sad that we soldiers are no safer, the man was a member of the 19 regular intakes while the wife was 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”.

Mike Abattam, the Imo State Police Command spokesman said he had not been briefed on the development.