Christian Bridal Party Beheaded by Militants in Nigeria While on Their Way to Wedding

Boko Haram militants. (Open Doors USA)

One day after 11 Christians in Nigeria were killed by militants on Christmas Day, all members of a bridal party, including the bride, were killed as they headed to the wedding.

The massacre occurred on December 26 as they travelled to the bride’s country home for the wedding which was to take place on December 31, according to CBN. It took place at Gwoza, in the eastern Nigerian state of Borno.

Father Francis Arinse told the Catholic News Service the group was captured and killed by Islamic militants.

“They were beheaded by suspected Boko Haram insurgents at Gwoza on their way to her country home,” Arinse told CNS.

Nigerian Christians have been plagued by increasing violence at the hands of Boko Haram militants.

SOURCE: CHVN Radio, Michael Thom