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Army couple killed in Imo State: Nigeria army confirmed killing of soldiers by gunmen

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NAIJA NEWS: Army couple killed in Imo State: Nigeria army confirmed killing of soldiers by gunmen [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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The Nigerian army has confirmed the assassination of two of its soldiers by gunmen in Imo State, in southeast Nigeria.



According to the army, the two soldiers, Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Audu Linus (retired) and Private (Pte) Gloria Matthew, were on their way to Imo state in southern Nigeria for their traditional wedding when the incident occurred.

In the inner statement that the army issued on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, they stated that they received a report of the occurrence on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

The army claims that the shooters did not even "use their heads," despite the fact that officer Gloria is from the Nkwerre local government region of the state.

The gunmen said they were aggrieved that the military has been consistently killing innocent residents in efforts to attack them (gunmen).

It’s quite unfortunate that it is this way. I killed both of them yesterday, "the suspected gunman was heard saying in the phone conversation.

As the caller burst into tears after hearing that her friend and her husband had been killed by the gunmen, the gunman was heard making a joke about her.

Confirming the attack, Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, told NaijaCrawl Monday, that military authorities had received information about the killing of two of their personnel.

Mr. Nwachukwu said the military personnel were travelling 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 in a text message in response to Naijacrawl's enquiry about the incident.
The army spokesperson said authorities of the Nigerian Army had commenced investigations “to unmask and bring to book the criminals behind the murder.”

Attacks by gunmen have increased in the south-east in recent times. The attacks often target security agencies and government facilities.

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