The Humanitarian Coordinator in Cameroon, Ms. Allegra Baiocchi, has strongly condemns the killing of an aid worker in north-west Cameroon.
She said in a statement that she was deeply saddened by the news of the horrific execution of an aid worker and expressed the United Nations and the wider humanitarian community deepest condolences to the family is the victim.
An OCHA statement said that Mr. Pascal Ngwayi, of COMINSUD, a local NGO and UN partner, was abducted and later killed by armed men in Donga Mantung Division of the North West Region.
According to the statement, Mr. Ngwayi was carrying out a humanitarian assessment to ensure people in need received timely and appropriate support at the time of his abduction,.
The United Nations has renewed the call for all armed actors to ensure the protection of aid workers, to fully uphold international human rights and humanitarian law and to respect the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.