A Sergeant of the Nigerian Army identified as A.M Linus and his newlywed wife, were killed on their way to Imo State on Saturday.
According to reports, the gunmen were said to have called their family members to mock them after beheading the couple.
A soldier who spoke under anonymous conditions, said the lady was first raped before being killed by the gunmen.
The report also stated that the couple were killed because they were military personnel.
“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.
“This couple just married recently, even their photoshoot caused a lot of criticism and seems they were punished for it.
Attacks by armed men have increased in the South-East in recent times. The attacks often target security agencies and government facilities.
The incident is the latest in the attacks on security operatives in the South East.