The beheading of two soldiers in Imo state has been denounced by President Buhari.
Gloria Matthew and Audu Linus, an army couple, were beheaded by gunmen in Imo over the weekend, as Ghgossip previously reported.
The couple had traveled to the state to fulfill traditional wedding rites when they were ambushed by gunmen who shot at them before beheading them and posting images and videos of their severed remains on social media..
President Buhari condemned the act in a statement released this evening by his media assistant, Garba Shehu, calling it an “alien and barbaric conduct.”
“On behalf of the government and the entire nation, President Muhammadu Buhari expresses deep condolences to the Nigerian Army and the families of Master Warrant Officer Audu Linus and his partner, Private Gloria Mathew, who were beheaded after being shot by the terrorist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Saturday as confirmed by the Nigerian Army.
The corpses were inhumanely treated and gleefully posted on social media platforms.
The President joins fellow citizens in expressing deep sense of shock and condemns the barbarism of the perpetrators of this unfortunate incident, and similar acts of violence against law enforcement agents, describing it as alien to all cultures and civilisations.”the statement read.
The President urged community leaders to “speak with one voice, to show that the entire country is one against this cruel and barbaric act of violence”.