Gunmen kill 2 in Nigeria's restive northeast

AP News
Posted: Dec 03, 2011 10:57 AM
Gunmen kill 2 in Nigeria's restive northeast

An army official says that suspected Muslim sect members have shot and killed two people during a wedding ceremony in Nigeria's restive northeast.

Lt. Col. Hassan Ifijeh Mohammed, a military spokesman based in the area, said Saturday 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 came in unmarked vehicles with Kalashnikov rifles. Among the two dead is a former councilor of the Maiduguri Metropolitan Council of Borno state. Mohammed said no arrests have been made.

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