Boko Haram attacks wedding ceremony in Maiduguri

JTF officers on patrol in Maiduguri

There was another attack in Nigeria’s northeast town of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital as suspected members of Boko Haram sect shot dead three people at a wedding ceremony while four others including two soldiers were injured

Spokesperson of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Maiduguri, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa, said the sect members fired shots sporadically when they sensed that the wedding venue was under surveillance

Two of the sect members were arrested while arms and ammunition used by the attackers were recovered from their vehicle

The JTF operated on intelligence that two top Boko Haram members were going to sneak into the city of Maiduguri to attend a wedding of one of their own when the troops mounted surveillance on the venue

The sect members on realising that the JTF were on surveillance, opened fire sporadically, leading to the death of three persons.