Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Army Begins Probe As Unknown Gunmen Behead Soldiers Travelling To Imo For Weddin


 

The Nigerian Army says it has launched a probe into the killing of two of its personnel who were murdered by unknown persons in Imo.
It was gathered that the couple was travelling to the state to formalise their traditional marriage rites when the incident happened.

A source in the army said that the attackers raped the woman before she was shot dead along with her fiancé. They also beheaded them and made a video of it which was circulated online.

The male soldier was a master warrant officer and a member of the 19 regular intakes while his fiancée was a lance corporal and a member of the 79RI, said the source.

Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu described it as a dastardly act.
He said, “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.”


Initial Reports 


Unknown Gunmen have Killed Soldiers On Their Way To Their Wedding In Imo 

The couple were beheaded as seen in a video circulating on social media 

In a phone conversation also circulating on social , a man confirmed klling the couple and two others.

 According to him, soldiers have been k!lling innocent people and he has “eaten these ones” in revenge. 

Before his death, the Master Warrant Officer ( Linus ) was alleged to have been compulsorily retired ahead of his wedding to the female junior officer who was also k!lled.

The Nigerian is yet to issue a statement on this 


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