Published: Mon, April 22, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

British Aid Worker Faye Mooney Killed in Nigeria Attack

British Aid Worker Faye Mooney Killed in Nigeria Attack

Kaduna State Police Command's Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, who gave the detail on the Police-Media WhatsApp platform however assured efforts were still on to rescue the other kidnapped victims and bring the perpetrators to book.

Mooney was one of two persons shot dead at Kajuru castle on Friday.

Mercy Corps said she had worked as a communications specialist in Nigeria for nearly two years.

He said: "At about 23:40hrs on Friday, some suspected kidnappers, armed with risky weapons, gained entry into a recreational resort called Kajuru Castle in Kajuru LGA".

"She was on holiday with her boyfriend Matthew", the Guardian reported.

Faye Mooney was shot dead when the kidnappers stormed Kajuru Castle Resort where they also kidnapped three others.

The unnamed British expatriate worker "was gunned down from the hill by the kidnappers who tried to gain entrance into the castle but failed", Sabo said.

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"We extend our deepest sympathy to those who have been affected by this senseless tragedy, including her family, friends and all of our team members in Nigeria who knew her and loved her".

"Her bravery and her belief in a better society took her to places others feared".

A Nigerian man believed by local residents in Kajuru to be Mooney's partner was also killed in the attack on the resort where a group of 13 tourists had arrived from Lagos, southwest Nigeria the police spokesperson said.

In 2014, more than 270 schoolgirls were abducted from the town of Chibok propelling the Boko Haram insurgency into the spotlight, prompting the global #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

The woman was named by the British high commission as Faye Mooney.

Some of the girls remain in captivity five years later.

"We are engaging with the Nigerian authorities, and we understand an investigation is underway", the High Commission said in a statement.

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