UN says team attacked on Nigeria-Cameroon border, 5 dead

The UN Office for West Africa says an armed group attacked a UN technical team, killing five people.

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DAKAR - An armed group attacked a UN 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.

The attack occurred on Tuesday at around 14:00 local time near the Cameroonian border town of Kontcha, the statement said.

“The victims were one UN independent contractor, three Nigerian nationals and one Cameroonian national,” it added.