Gruesome Murder Of Two Soldiers In Imo Barbaric – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the gruesome murder of two soldiers, Master Warrant Officer Audu Linus and Private Gloria Matthew.
Naija News recalls that unknown gunmen killed the couple while on their way to their traditional wedding in Imo State.
In a statement on Wednesday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the president expressed shock and sadness over the sad incident and condemned the barbaric act.
The Nigerian leader accused the members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of being behind the killing of the military couple, adding that the Nigerian Army has fingered the proscribed group for the inhumane act.
President Buhari added that the killing of the military officers shows that IPOB and ESN are perpetrating acts of terrorism in the Southeast.
He, however, directed the military authorities and other security agencies to arrest the perpetrators of the barbaric acts and bring them to justice.
The statement reads: “On behalf of the government and the entire nation, President Muhammadu Buhari expresses deep condolences to the Nigerian Army and the families of Master Warrant Officer Audu Linus and his partner, Private Gloria Mathew, who were beheaded after being shot by the terrorist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Saturday as confirmed by the Nigerian Army.
“The corpses were inhumanely treated and gleefully posted on social media platforms.
“The President joins fellow citizens in expressing a deep sense of shock and condemns the barbarism of the perpetrators of this unfortunate incident, and similar acts of violence against law enforcement agents, describing it as alien to all cultures and civilizations.
“President Buhari calls on all leaders – community, regional and national – to “speak with one voice, to show that the entire country is one against this cruel and barbaric act of violence. This is unacceptable.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of this sad and tragic incident.
“The President has directed the military authorities and other security agencies to do their utmost in apprehending the perpetrators of these barbaric acts and bring them to justice.”
Meanwhile, IPOB on Wednesday distanced itself from the killing of the military couple.
IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, in the statement released on Wednesday described the accusation by the military as fallacious.
Powerful in his reaction to the murder accused the military of being responsible for their deaths.