Gunmen Attack UN monitoring team in Nigeria, Kill 5

Gunmen have attacked a United Nations Monitoring team at the Nigeria-Cameroon boarder, killing ten people.

Gunmen have attacked a United Nations Monitoring team at the Nigeria-Cameroon boarder, killing ten people.

Among the dead are three Nigerians, a UN statement said Wednesday.

“According to preliminary reports, at around 14:00 hours, yesterday (Tuesday), an unknown armed group attacked a UN Technical Monitoring Team, killing five individuals – a UN independent contractor, three Nigerians nationals and one Cameroonian national – and injuring several others,” the UN envoy for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Chambas, said in a statement, Premium Times reports.

The UN “strongly condemned” the attack and called on Nigeria and Cameroon to take swift action to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Taraba State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Silas Sanga, said the deceased included a Kenyan and another Nigerian form Jigawa.

The deceased were killed in the process of demarcating and delineating the Nigerian-Cameroon boarder in line with the judgement of the International Court of Justice, Silas said.

The UN offered his condolences to the families of those killed in the attack and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.