Imo: “Army couple were killed in front of bride’s mum and daughter” – Relative says

A family member has revealed more details regarding the gruesome murder of two soldiers Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Audu M Linus (retired) and Private(Pte) Gloria Matthew, in Imo state.

The couple had embarked on the trip to fulfill the traditional rites of conjugating their matrimony but were killed while in transit.

In an interview with BBC, a family member of the deceased couple said the duo was 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

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