Nigeria: President Buhari in shock after beheading of military couple

Nigeria: President Buhari in shock after beheading of military couple

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is in shock after learning of the death of a military officer and his partner, shot dead and then beheaded in the south-east of the country.

Mr Buhari has ordered that the “perpetrators of the barbaric crime be brought to justice.”

Authorities accused a separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) for killing the couple as they travelled for their wedding last weekend.

But the Ipob denied the allegation.

Gunmen in south-east Nigeria have recently stepped up their attacks mostly targeting the security forces.

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