Former Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo, has criticised the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by detained Nnamdi Kanu, for the gruesome killing of a military couple in Imo State.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that an army couple — Gloria Matthew and Audu Linus — were attacked on Saturday by gunmen in Imo.
They were reportedly on their way to fulfill their traditional wedding rites when they were shot and beheaded.
The security situation in the South-east east has continued to worsen with attacks on security agencies and facilities, government facilities and officials and high profile individuals occurring regularly.
Many have been killed while properties worth millions have been destroyed in the attacks.
The police and military have continued to blame IPOB and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), for the attacks but the group has denied responsibility.
The attacks worsened following the arrest and detention of Kanu last year by the Nigerian government.
Kanu is facing prosecution for alleged treason and terrorism.
“This lady is an Igbo woman. She was killed. We keep on living in denial because we are afraid of confronting these people. We see them celebrate everyday – the activities of the so-called unknown soldiers. These people are no other people than Nnamdi Kanu’s men who have been let loose to turn Ndigbo, Alaigbo into a desert. It’s so sad,” Dokubo said in a Facebook Live on Thursday, monitored by this newspaper.
The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.