Saturday, 3 December 2011

Disaster; Man killed on his wedding day

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Disaster struck on Saturday morning at a wedding reception in Maiduguri Nigeria when unknown gunmen struck the venue ceremony of 30 year old Maduga Borikmen and shot him dead.
It was a black Saturday for the family and friends of the bride and groom .  The tragedy happened outside the wedding reception where a large crowd of people were gathered to celebrate with the newly wedded couple. According to eye witnesses who pleaded anonymity, the three gunmen drove into the venue in a gulf car. When they alighted from the car with AK47 riffles, they went straight to the bridegroom, opened fire on him while shooting sporadically before driving off. Police have said they are not sure how many people were involved in the gunfire, and they still do not know whether it happened because of an argument that got out of control or if some of the guests were deliberately targeted. Before his untimely death, Borikmen was a former councillor from Shehuri North under Lamisula wad in the state capital and he was currently the chairman of borno excouncillors forum.The state spokesman of the Joint Task Force (JTF)  Lt.-Col. Hassan Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying that the body of the victim had been evacuated.“The two dead bodies recovered from the scene have been deposited at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), while those injured are receiving treatment in the medical centre,” he added.The tragedy has left residents of the city deeply shocked. News reports showed grieving friends and relatives gathered outside the reception venue. The gunmen have so far not been identified and a major manhunt is under way in and around the city of Maiduguri. We do hope that the culprits are brought to book in no time.


  1. This is sooo sad, may God guide us all from men of the underworld

  2. Bizarre... -Kettle Mouth.