Islamofascist gunmen have attacked a wedding convoy in Nigeria’s north-eastern state of Borno, killing more than 30 people including the groom in a suspected ambush. The attack happened on the notorious Bama-Banki road when the wedding party was making its way back to the state capital Maiduguri after the ceremony in Michika.
AFP (h/t Maria) “It was a gory scene,” said a driver, who said he had seen the dead bodies on the highway. The driver, who did not wish to be named, said that many of the victims appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds.
“All the victims were brutally murdered by the attackers,” he said. “My passengers and I were visibly shocked when we met the dead bodies lying by the highway.” The fate of the bride and her family members was still unknown.
Army and police officials in the area were not immediately available for comment, but a security source who described the incident as “brutal and callous” said the bodies had been transferred to a hospital in Maiduguri.