“Armed gang.” Northern Nigeria is plagued by the deadly jihad group Boko Haram (Western education is haram) and Islamic State insurgency. Daily Mail buries the lede, of course.
Related: Nigeria: Jihad against Christians
British aid worker is among two people shot dead as armed kidnap gang storm party at a holiday resort in Nigeria before fleeing with three captives
- British aid worker is among two people shot dead as armed kidnap gang storm party at a holiday resort in Nigeria before fleeing with three captives
Kidnappings rampant in Nigeria, where both locals and foreigners are targeted
- Woman traveled from Lagos as tourist and was attending party before incident
- The British High Commission has named the woman as Faye Mooney
By Joe Middleton For Mailonline and Reuters, 21 April 2019
A British aid worker was among two people shot dead as armed kidnappers stormed a party at a holiday resort in Nigeria.
The armed gang also killed a Nigerian man and kidnapped three others after gaining entry to the Kajuru Castle resort in Kaduna State.
The British High Commission named the woman killed as Faye Mooney and said it was aware of the incident that happened late on Friday.
Kidnappings are rampant in Nigeria, where both locals and foreigners are targeted – mostly for ransom.
The British High Commission named the woman as Faye Mooney and said it was aware of the incident that happened late on Friday but added it would not speculate on the motive or nature of attack
The kidnappers also killed a Nigerian man and kidnapped three others after gaining entry to the Kajuru Castle resort (pictured) in Kaduna State
The aid worker, who was employed in Nigeria by a non-governmental organisation called Mercy Corps, traveled from Lagos as a tourist and was attending a party before the incident happened, police said.
Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Corps said they are ‘heartbroken’ at the loss of the ‘dedicated’ Faye Mooney.
He said: ‘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.
‘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.’
There has been no claim of responsibility for the incident and the kidnappers have yet to be identified, police said.
Mooney was employed in Nigeria by a non-governmental organisation called Mercy Corps. Her next of kin have been notified, the British High Commission said.
‘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.
The police did not name the other person killed.
Northern Nigeria is plagued by a Boko Haram and Islamic State insurgency as well as clashes between farmers and herders in which hundreds have died.
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