President Muhammadu Buhari on behalf of the government and the entire nation, has expressed 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 members of the outlawed 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.
Buhari, in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, joined other Nigerians in expressing deep sense of shock and condemnation of the barbarism of the perpetrators of the unfortunate incident, and similar acts of violence against law enforcement agents.
He described it as alien to all cultures and civilisations.
The president called on all leaders – community, regional and national – to “speak with one voice, to show that the entire country is one against this cruel and barbaric act of violence. This is unacceptable.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of this sad and tragic incident,” said the President.
Buhari directed the military authorities and other security agencies to do their utmost in apprehending the perpetrators of these barbaric acts and bring them to justice.