A.M Linus, a sergeant first class in the army and his lance corporal wife were on their way to Imo State for their wedding when the incident happened.
After beheading the couple, the gunmen were said to have called their family members to mock them.
A gory video of the incident also showed the heads of the deceased placed on the corpses.
“It’s so sad that we soldiers are no safer, the man was a member of the 19 regular intakes while the wife was of the 79RI.”
“They were on their way to Imo state on Saturday when the incident happened. You won’t believe these gunmen as we speak still used their phones to make calls to their family members, making jest of them and threatening to kill them as well.”
The chilling audio has been condemned by several people on Social media. In the audio a gruff voice, belonging to one of the gunmen, can be heard speaking to a friend of the deceased lady admitting that the couple was killed for being soldiers.