Boko Haram Militants Shot & Killed 2 People At A Wedding in Borno State

Dec 4, 2011 – Boko Haram Militants Shot & Killed 2 People At A Wedding in Borno State

2 suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants have shot and killed two people during a wedding ceremony in Borno state.

Lt. Col. Hassan Ifijeh Mohammed, a military spokesman based in the area, said yesterday that three others were wounded by stray bullets and are being treated at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

He blamed the attack on the radical Muslim sect known as Boko Haram. He said the gunmen carrying assault rifles came in unmarked vehicles. Among the two dead is a former councilor of the Maiduguri Metropolitan Council of Borno state. Mohammed said no arrests have been made.

Boko Haram has been carrying out a campaign of attacks for more than a year. The group wants the strict implementation of Islamic Sharia law across the country.