UN: 5 killed in attack along Cameroon-Nigeria border

2017-02-01 19:46


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Dakar -The United Nations is strongly condemning an attack along Cameroon's border with Nigeria that killed a UN independent contractor and four others.

Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the UN secretary-general's special representative for West Africa, said in a statement on Wednesday that the attack took place near Kontcha, Cameroon.

The contractor's nationality was not released.

Three Nigerians and one Cameroonian also were killed in the Tuesday afternoon attack.

Several others were wounded.

The UN says the group was part of a technical monitoring team carrying out a field mission related to border demarcation.

There are no immediate claims of responsibility, and it is not known which armed group was responsible.

The Nigeria-based Boko Haram Islamic insurgency has spilled across borders into neighboring countries including Cameroon.

Read more on:    boko haram  |  cameroon  |  nigeria  |  west africa

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