Reports from Kaduna say the bride and her groom escaped unhurt as gunmen shoot dead at least 18 people and injured more than 30 others at a wedding party.
The attack happened on Sunday night in the village of Kukun-Daji in the Kaura area of Kaduna.
Community leader Jonathan Asake told the BBC that the gunmen opened fire on the party-goers as they danced to loud music in an open compound during the wedding celebrations.
He said 15 people died on the spot, then three others died while receiving treatment in a hospital.
The gunmen fled immediately after the raid.
Police spokesperson for Kaduna state Muhammad Jalinge confirmed the deadly attack but could not give any casualty figures saying that they were still gathering information.
He told the BBC that no arrests have been made.