4 killed as gunmen open fire on UN team along Nigeria-Cameroon border

An armed group attacked a U.N. technical team working along the border between Nigeria and Cameroon, killing five people and wounding several, the United Nations Office for West Africa said on Wednesday.

Gunmen

Gunmen

The attack occurred  at around 1400 local time near the Cameroonian border town of Kontcha, the statement said.

The victims were one U.N. independent contractor, three Nigerian nationals and one Cameroonian national,” it added. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, U.N. Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, condemned the attack.

The attackers have not yet been identified.

The U.N. team was working on demarcating the more than 2,000 km (1,200 mile) land border which has been a source of friction between the neighbouring countries in the past.

Source: Reuters

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