A family member has narrated the circumstances surrounding the gruesome murder of a military couple, Gloria Matthew and Linus Audu, in Imo state.
The deceased, Gloria, and Audu were said to be on their way to “fulfill the traditional rites for their wedding” when they were attacked.
Speaking in an interview with BBC, a family member said; ”The wedding was said to have been fixed for May 2 at Nkwerre LGA of Imo state.
“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,” the source said.
The source wasn’t, however, sure if the attack happened on April 30 or May 1, but added that the photograph of Gloria’s corpse was posted on her WhatsApp status on May 1.
“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 source said.
The army had also confirmed the killing of the couple, adding that efforts are on to apprehend the perpetrators.