One Kenyan Eng. Odhiambo Moses Oremo and three Nigerians and a Cameroon national were among five people killed when gunmen opened fire on a United Nations team on the border between the two countries, the world body said.

The UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) said in an emailed statement on 1st February 2017 (Wednesday) evening that the shooting happened Tuesday 31st January 2017 in the Hosere Jongbi area near Kontcha, northern Cameroon.

"An unknown armed group attacked the UN team and killed five persons and injured several others," UNOWAS said. "The victims were one UN independent contractor who ACTT Media has established is called Eng. Odhiambo Moses Oremo who has worked with the UN team since 2009, three Nigerian nationals and one Cameroonian national."

Eng. Odhiambo Moses Oremo  was the first born of James Oremo and the late Tabitha Achieng’ of Sakwa Kamayuje Bondo Sub-County; and was the husband to Anne Atieno Odhiambo of KCB Nakuru Branch. Moses Odhiambo’s body is expect in Kenya soon.

The UN special representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, condemned the attack. The team was working to demarcate the nearly 2,000-kilometre (1,200-mile) land border dividing Nigeria and Cameroon, which in the past has been a source of tension between the two nations.

Islamist group Boko Haram, whose insurgency has devastated northeast Nigeria since 2009, is also active in the far north region of Cameroon.

Source: Agence France-Presse is an international news agency headquartered in Paris. It is the oldest news agency in the world and one of the largest and additional information by ACTT Digital Media