The death of a couple who were personnel of the Nigerian Army has been making rounds on the internet. The couple were said to have been murdered by ‘unknown gunmen’ assailants in Imo State.
According to a report by Punch News, a military source spoke to their correspondent and disclosed what happened to the couple. The source revealed that the couple were on transit to formalize their traditional marriage rites when the incident happened.
The source added that the man was a Master Warrant Officer, a member of the 19 regular intakes and his fiance.was a Lance Corporal, a member of the 79RI. The source said they were both attacked by criminals on their way to Imo State on Saturday, adding that the criminals who killed them recorded a video of the act and circulated it online.
The military source told Punch News’ Correspondent that the female soldier was s3xually assaulted by the unknown gunmen before she was shot dead along with her fiance. They also beheaded the couple after the act.
“They were on their way to Imo State on Saturday when the incident happened. The man, a Master Warrant Officer, and the woman, a Lance Corporal, were on transit when they met the criminals who killed them and made videos and circulated online. The woman was rap3d before they shot and cut off their heads” –the source disclosed.
The incident has also been confirmed by the Dircector, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu. He also vowed that no stone would be left unturned in the course of their investigation to ensure that those who committed the crime were brought to book.