A British humanitarian worker, Faye Mooney has been killed by unknown gunmen in Kaduna.
According to the Mirror, the British worker, who is on the books of Mercy Corps, an American humanitarian organisation providing aids in 38 countries was killed in a party, alongside a Nigerian man, with three others kidnapped.
The British High Commission in Nigeria has confirmed the killing but said the reason for the attack and those who carried it out are yet to be ascertained.
Mooney was in Kaduna from Lagos on tourism before gunmen shot sporadically in the Kajuru Castle. It said one person had died in the shootings but didn’t name the person.
Recall there had been recent killings in Kajuru, Kaduna State.
Neal Keny-Guyer, chief executive of Mercy Corps has paid tribute and expressed sadness at her demise.
“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.”
“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.
“Our program operations in Nigeria will continue, but our priority focus at this time remains on the care of the family of our beloved team member and our team in Nigeria.”
The British High Commission has said it has started investigations with Nigerian authorities on the death of Mooney.
“We are engaging with the Nigerian authorities, and we understand an investigation is underway,” the British High Commission said in a statement.