Nigeria: Suspected Islamic militants attack wedding convoy, death toll varies from 5 to 30

  • by: IBRAHIM ABDULAZIZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 3, 2013 - 5:20 PM

YOLA, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic militants attacked a wedding convoy in northeast Nigeria over the weekend, the latest in a storm of violence in the region as government troops battle religious extremists bent on turning Africa's most populous nation into an Islamic state. Authorities on Sunday gave conflicting accounts of the death toll, however — ranging from five to as many as 30, including the groom.

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