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KADUNA: British tourist killed in attack on Kajuru castle



Kaduna State Police Command has identified one of the victims of the attack on a recreational resort in Kajuru Local Government Area of the State as a British Tourist, Miss Faye Mooney, who worked with Mercy Corps Nigeria.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, who gave the detail on the Police-Media WhatsApp platform however assured efforts were still on to rescue the other kidnapped victims and bring the perpetrators to book.

Two persons were killed and three others kidnapped, as gunmen attacked a recreational resort, Kajuru Castle, on Friday at about 11:40pm.

Sabo in his statement said, “continued efforts are still on course to rescue the kidnapped victims and bring the perpetrators to book.

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“The slain expatriate lady Miss Faye Mooney is identified to be a Briton. She was a staff of Mercy Corps Nigeria. Investigation into the incident is in progress please,” he wrote.

The British High Commission in Nigeria also confirmed the killing of the victim in a tweet on Sunday.

It, however, said her next-of-kin has been contacted and condoled with Mooney’s families and friends over the unfortunate incident.

“We are aware of the tragic incident involving the death of a British national in Kaduna State on Friday. The next-of-kin has been notified.

The British High Commission offers our most profound sympathies and condolences to the families and friends at this difficult time,” it said.

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