Unknown Gunmen terrorising Southeast Nigerian have in an audio confession claimed responsibility of the death of A.M Linus, a sergeant first class in the army and his lance corporal wife.
The couple were shot and beheaded on Saturday by the gunmen.
It’s quite unfortunate that it has come to this way, I killed them already. Have you heard of unknown gunmen before? Do you see how soldiers are killing innocent people because of unknown gunmen? Yah, that’s why I caught them yesterday and I killed them,” one of the gunmen was heard telling the woman’s friend via a phone conversation.
A gory video of the incident circulating online showed the gunmen putting the heads on the victims’ chests after beheading them.
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 said to be on their way to 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 photo shoot caused a lot of criticisms 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,” a soldier had told SaharaReporters.