Unknown gunmen in an audio circulating online have claimed responsibility for the killing of a military couple in Imo state.
The military couple was shot dead and beheaded by yet to be identified gunmen on Saturday.
The sergeant first class in the army, A.M Linus and his lance corporal wife were on their way to Imo State when the gunmen shot them and beheaded them.
It was gathered that the gunmen after beheading the couple called their family members to mock them.
A military officer that spoke with SaharaReporter said, “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.”
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: