At least three people were killed when Joint Task Force soldiers crashed the wedding of an alleged Boko Haram member in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
A Nigerian military spokesman said troops were monitoring the wedding in the northeastern city of Maiduguri when members of the Boko Haram sect opened fire on them. Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa said three civilians were killed and four people were wounded.
Musa said soldiers only began firing after they came under attack.
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen tried to resist the soldiers and in the process, three members of the sect were shot dead.