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Worsening insecurity: Nigeria loses army couple to gunmen, Army mourns

... beheaded on their way to Imo for traditional marriage 

The Nigerian army has confirmed that Sergeant A. M. Linus and his soldier-wife were killed and beheaded by gunmen in Imo State while on their way for their traditional marriage.

They were shot dead and then beheaded by the hoodlums.

Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu said the military authorities have received information about the killing of two of their personnel.

He said the soldiers were traveling for their traditional marriage formalities in Imo State when they were attacked by the gunmen.

“This is a very dastardly act unleashed on our personnel by some criminals,” he said, adding the military has begun investigation into the matter to unravel those behind the killing and punish them appropriately.

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