4.22.2019

British Aid Worker, Faye Mooney Shot Dead By Kidnappers In Kaduna


A British aid worker Faye Mooney has been confirmed dead after she was shot by unknown gunmen in Kaduna State.

This happened late on Friday at a recreational resort where the gang broke in and killed a British aid worker, Faye Mooney, a Nigerian man and 3 others were reportedly kidnapped at the spot.

''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.
According to Daily Mail, Faye Mooney who was from Manchester was deployed to Nigeria by a non-governmental organisation called Mercy Corps.

The Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Corps ,Neal Keny-Guyer described the death of Faye Mooney as 'heartbroken'.

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.'
In a statement by the British High Commission;
'We are engaging with the Nigerian authorities, and we understand an investigation is underway,' the British High Commission said.



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