Gunmen on Tuesday night killed an intending couple in Imo State.
The couple – Ifechukwu Martin and Gloria Mba – were killed alongside Martin’s brother at Arondizuogu in the Ideato North local government area of the state.
The pair are expected to formalize their union next Wednesday.
An eyewitness told journalists on Wednesday that the victims were shot dead in a tricycle driven by the groom’s brother in the community.
The spokesman for the state police command, Micheal Abattam, confirmed the incident.
He said the command has commenced an investigation into the killing.
Imo and other states in the South-East have been under siege from criminals in the last two years, with several people killed and properties worth hundreds of millions of Naira destroyed during the period.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
INVESTIGATION: 4 yrs after completion, Kwara PHC facility inactive, rural dwellers in pains
In the middle of the night sometime in September 2019, Fatimah Ballah struggled with severe pains as she tries to...
INVESTIGATION: How Oyo State, contractors spent N1.1bn on water projects, but communities don’t have a drop
Multimillion naira water projects largely initiated by the late Abiola Ajimobi-led state government in Oyo State to benefit over 40...
INVESTIGATION: In Cross River, civil servants retire into poverty as govt looks away, squanders funds on frivolities
Thousands of civil servants in Cross River State struggle to stay alive as they are denied their gratuities and monthly...
Students suffer as contractors abandon Kano school projects after receiving over N70m
In 2019, to improve the condition of public schools in Kano State, the Federal Government disbursed millions of naira to...
SPECIAL REPORT: World Bank road projects go bad in Enugu, as state govt fails to fulfill promise
Counterpart funded road projects between the world Bank and Enugu State government have started to fail, as the state government...