5 UN Officials killed by BOKO HARAM

Suspected  members of the terrorist group Boko Haram have murdered members a United Nation technical team working along the Nigerian-Cameroon border, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

5 UN officials were killed, with several others injured. The attack happened on Wednesday around 14:00 hrs at Kontcha, a border town between the two countries.

“The victims were one U.N. independent contractor, three Nigerian nationals and one Cameroonian national,” the UN Office for West Africa said in a statement. 

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.

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