The family of a British aid worker shot dead by kidnappers at a holiday resort in Nigeria say she was 'an inspiration'. Faye Mooney was among two people shot dead as armed kidnappers stormed a party in Kajuru Castle resort in Kaduna State on Friday. A Nigerian man was also killed at the resort, where a group of 12 tourists had travelled from Lagos earlier last week. The British High Commission named the woman as Faye Mooney and said it was aware of the incident that happened late on Friday but added it would not speculate on the motive or nature of attack. Ms Mooney's family said her memory will 'always be cherished' in a statement today. They told The Guardian : 'Faye was an inspiration to her family, friends, students and work colleagues. Her bravery and her belief in a better society took her to places others feared. Kidnappings are rampant in Nigeria, where both locals and foreigners are targeted - mostly for ransom. The aid worker, 29, from Manchester, was employed in Nigeria by a non-governmental organisation called Mercy Corps.
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A Nigerian man was also shot dead in the attack on a holiday resort in northwestern Nigeria, 37 miles 60km south of Kaduna, in which three other people were abducted late on Friday evening, local police and the British high commission said. Kidnappings are rampant in Nigeria, where both locals and foreigners are targeted, mainly for ransoms. Her bravery and her belief in a better society took her to places others feared. We are so proud of who she was and of everything she achieved in her short life. Her memory will always be cherished. The high commission said it was aware of the incident but would not speculate on the motive or nature of attack. There has been no claim of responsibility and the kidnappers have yet to be identified, police said. Mercy Corps, the non-governmental aid agency Mooney worked for, also paid tribute to her.
Kidnappers in Nigeria have shot dead a British woman and a Nigerian man, and abducted three others, officials have said. 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. The Briton was working in Nigeria as a communications specialist for aid group Mercy Corps and was one of 12 tourists travelling to the northern city of Kaduna from Lagos, police said.
A British aid worker has been killed at a resort in Nigeria. Kidnappings occur frequently in Nigeria , where locals and tourists alike are targeted for ransom. There has been no claim of responsibility for the latest incident and the kidnappers have yet to be identified, police said. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium.