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Faye Mooney, a British Aid Worker, Kidnapped and Killed in Nigeria

Blueprince Mon Apr, 2019
Faye Mooney, a British Aid Worker, Kidnapped and Killed in Nigeria

Kidnappers in Nigeria kidnapped and killed a British woman by the name Faye Mooney, and a Nigerian man and abducted three others, reported the Police Officials.

The British High Commission identified the deceased as Faye Mooney, 29, and informed they were aware of the incident which went down at the resort on Friday in Nigeria but would not speculate the motive behind the kidnapping and killing.


CAPTION: Faye Mooney, 29, kidnapped and killed in Nigeria



Her family members of the dead have been informed.

The British woman was serving as a communications specialist for aid group Mercy Corps based in Nigeria.

She was amongst the 12 tourists traveling to the city of Kaduna from Lagos, informed the police.

Police said Faye Mooney, who worked in the West African nation for almost 2 years of her life, had been an attendee of a party before the incident.

In a statement, Mercy Corps revealed it was utterly heartbroken by the tragic incident.

They said,

Faye was dedicated and passionate communication 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.

A graduate of University College London and the London School of Economics who had taught in Iraq and worked in Kosovo to combat human trafficking, Faye was deeply committed to fostering cross-cultural collaboration and was an inspiration to us all.

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.

A Kaduna state police spokesman informed the media,

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.

Authorities have not disclosed the name of the other victim killed in the course of the incident.

No individuals or groups have claimed the kidnapping and killing, so police are still left to identify the kidnappers.