Gunmen on Saturday in Maiduguri struck at the venue of the wedding ceremony of 30-year-old Maduga Borikmen and shot him dead.
The stray bullets also hit one person and injured two others on the occasion.
According to an eye witness, who pleaded anonymity, three assailants arrived at the scene in a golf car.
When they alighted from the car with AK47 riffles, they went straight to the bridegroom, opened fire on him and zoomed off.
Borikmen was a former councillor from Shehuri North under Lamisula ward in the state capital and currently the Chairman of Borno ex-councillors forum.
The state spokesman of the Joint Task Force, Lt.-Col. Hassan Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying 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, while those injured are receiving treatment in the medical centre,” he said.