Identity of British tourist killed in Kaduna revealed

Identity of British tourist killed in Kaduna revealed

Her family, in an interview with The Guardian (UK), said she was a bright and intelligent woman with a "deep love for life and people" who had never been happier.

Police and the British High Commission have named the woman as Faye Mooney, 29, and said they were aware of an incident which took place at a holiday resort on Friday but would not speculate on a motive.

Mooney was among the two people killed and three kidnapped on April 19 at a recreational resort in Kajuru Local Government Area by suspected kidnappers.

Ms Mooney had reportedly been in a group with other 12 tourists. Its statement says that "we are utterly heartbroken".

Mooney had "worked with Mercy Corps for nearly two years, devoting her time to making a difference in Nigeria", Keny-Guyer added.

Kaduna state has witnessed a spate of kidnappings by armed men in recent months, where both locals and foreigners are targeted, mainly for ransoms.

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A British aide worker, Faye Mooney, has been confirmed dead after she was shot by kidnappers in Kaduna.

Kidnapping in Nigeria's oil-rich south, has always been a security challenge, where wealthy locals and expatriate workers are often abducted.

"They took away about five other locals but one person escaped", he added.

Northern Nigeria has been dealing with a Boko Haram and Islamic State insurgency and clashes between farmers and herders, in which hundreds have died.

The British High Commission in a statement by the Head of Communications, Policy and Corporate Lead, Department for International Development, David Smith, in Abuja on Sunday, explained that the deceased Briton's next-of-kin had been notified.

Muhammadu Buhari won re-election as president for another four years in February, pledging to improve security in Nigeria, boost economic growth and fight corruption.

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