British aid worker kidnapped and murdered in Nigeria

A British aid worker has been shot dead by kidnappers after she was snatched while attending a party in the northern city of Kaduna, Nigeria. 

The woman has been identified as Faye Mooney by the British High Commission. Picture: Facebook
Faye Mooney, 29, from Manchester, was working as an aid worker in Nigeria when she was abducted from Kajuru Castle.

The kidnappers also abducted and killed a Nigerian man and abducted three others.

Ms Mooney travelled from Lagos as a tourist and was attending a party before the incident happened, police said.

Ms Mooney was named by the British High Commission but added it would not speculate on the motive or nature of the attack.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the incident, and the kidnappers had yet to be identified, police said.

Ms Mooney was employed in Nigeria by a non-governmental organisation called Mercy Corps.

Her next of kin had 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, a Kaduna state police spokesman said.

Ms Mooney had worked for Mercy Corps since October 2017.

She gained a first in history at UCL in 2010 and then studied a master of science in social policy at the London School of Economics.

Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer said in a statement: “We are utterly heartbroken.

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