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In another twisted incident on Saturday, Gunmen attacked and killed two soldiers, at an unknown location in Imo State, Nigeria’s Southeast.

The victims, A. M. Linus, said to be a Sergeant of the Nigerian Army, and his unidentified wife, said to be a lance corporal in the Army, were reportedly beheaded after being shot dead by the gunmen.

Their corpses were said to have been dismembered by the gunmen and a gory image of their heads has gone viral on various social media platforms.

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

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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 PREMIUM TIMES’ enquiry on 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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