A family member has narrated the circumstances surrounding the gruesome murder of a military couple, Gloria Matthew and Linus Audu, in Imo state.
It was reported that the couple were in Imo state for their traditional wedding slated for May 2, when they were attacked by some unknown gunmen who killed and then beheaded them.
In an interview with BBC, a family member of the deceased couple said the duo were attacked by four armed persons at an area not far from Banana junction in Orlu, Imo state.
“It happened around 3pm. They were traveling to Nkwerre from Lagos.
Audu is from southern Kaduna but he lives in Makurdi. Gloria is based in Sokoto. They arrived in Lagos from Kaduna on the 26th of April to pick up Gloria’s mum so that they can travel together for the traditional marriage rites.
They killed Linus’ relatives that day. The leader of the armed men ordered them (gunmen) to shoot. They killed them (the couple) in front of Gloria’s 10-year-old daughter and her mum” the family source said