A British aide worker, Faye Mooney, was among the two people shot dead at a Kajuru castle in Kaduna last Friday, by unknown gunmen who also abducted three others. This was confirmed by the British High Commission.
The 29-year old British aide worker employed by a non-governmental organization traveled from Lagos and was attending a party when she met her end.
Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Corps said they are ‘heartbroken’ at the loss of the ‘dedicated’ Faye Mooney.
‘Faye was a dedicated and passionate communications and learning specialist who had worked with Mercy Corps for almost two years, devoting her time to making a difference in Nigeria, supporting our teams and the communities we work with to tell their stories of impact, and leading efforts to counter hate speech and violence.
‘Some suspected kidnappers armed with dangerous weapons gained entry into a recreational resort called Kajuru Castle in Kajuru local government area shooting sporadically and in the process shot dead two persons, including an expatriate lady, and took away three others,’ Kaduna state police spokesman said.
‘We are engaging with the Nigerian authorities, and we understand an investigation is underway,’ the British High Commission said in a statement.