According to the Nation, the groom is an employee of the UN World Food Programme, and the best man a colleague from the International Committee of the Red Cross. They were reportedly abducted by the Islamic State West Africa Province on Wednesday, at a checkpoint near Jakana village.
They had gone to the wedding in neighboring Adamawa State and were stopped at an illegal checkpoint at about 12.30 pm.
ISWAP said on Friday that it seized “two Christians working for the Red Cross organisation”. The group said the incident occurred at a checkpoint between the village of Mainok and Maiduguri.