Nigerian Army Reacts to Gruesome Murder of Army Couple by IPOB, ESN Militant

Nigerian Army Reacts to Gruesome Murder of Army Couple by IPOB, ESN Militant

  • Investigations have commenced in order to uncover the killers of two military couples by the members of IPOB and ESN militants
  • The Nigerian Army in reaction to the killing described it as a barbaric and gruesome act, stating that justice will be served to the perpetrators
  • Meanwhile, the Army has urged the general public to help intensify investigations by providing any necessary information that will help hasten the process

The Nigerian Army has condemned the killing of two of its officers, Audu M Linus (retired) and) Gloria Matthew, by members of the outlaw group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and the Eastern Security Network (ESN), reports.

This was made known in a statement issued on Tuesday, May 3 by the Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu via the official Facebook page of the Nigerian Army.

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Nigerian Army, IPOB, ESN Militant
The couple, Audu .M. Linus, a retired Master Warrant Officer (MWO), and his wife Gloria Mathew were on transit to Imo State for their traditional wedding rites. Photo Credit: (Daily Trust)
Source: Facebook

According to the statement, the Nigerian described the killing as gruesome, barbaric, and despicable.

Parts of the statement read:

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"This gruesome murder, in which they did not spare even their own child, clearly depicts callousness, impenitence and is indisputable a brazen act of terrorism perpetrated by IPOB/ESN."

Nigerian Army begins investigation

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has said that it will commence investigations in earnest to uncover the perpetrators of the killings.

The Army also expressed its heartfelt condolence to the family of the deceased.

It also urged the general public to help in the investigation process by providing useful information to apprehend the culprits

Why we killed army couple, militant speaks

In another development, the suspected militant who reportedly killed the Army couples on their way to their traditional wedding has confessed to the crime.

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According to an audio recording, the militant claimed the young couple was killed in retaliation to the Army action.

The victims were reportedly heading for their traditional wedding in Imo State when they were killed at a yet to be known location.

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