NIGERIA – Boko Haram jihadists behead bride, bridal party days before wedding: diocese

Christian Post | Samuel Smith| Jan. 2, 2020

A jihadist insurgency affiliated with Boko Haram brutally murdered a Christian bride and her bridal party days before her wedding, a spokesperson for a Catholic diocese in Nigeria has confirmed. 

Father Francis Arinse, the communications director for the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, told the Catholic News Service that every member of the bridal party for former parishioner Martha Bulus was killed by Boko Haram extremists on Dec. 26 in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state. 

Arinse said the bridal party was traveling from Maiduguri to Bulus’ country home in Adamawa at the time they were killed. 

Bulus’ wedding was scheduled to take place on New Year’s Eve in Adamawa state. 

“They were beheaded by suspected Boko Haram insurgents at Gwoza on their way to her country home,” Arinse was quoted as saying.