Boko Haram attacks wedding convoy, kills groom, 30 others

Gunmen in north-eastern Nigeria city of Borno state have reportedly killed 30 people in an attack on a wedding convoy.

The incident occurred on a notoriously dangerous road between Bama and Banki in Borno State.

The groom was one of those said to have been killed in the attack.

Despite the state of emergency declared by the Nigerian government, the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram has continued to attack Borno residents and the special security forces mobilized to the state.

A commercial driver who ran into the scene of the attack had told AFP news agency that many of the victims appeared to have died out of bullet wounds.

“All the victims were brutally murdered by the attackers,” said the driver, who had pleaded that his identity be concealed.

“My passengers and I were shocked when we met the dead bodies lying by the highway.”

It is not clear whether the bride and his family members survived the attack.


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