British woman killed, three other people kidnapped in northern Nigeria

Clay Curtis
April 22, 2019

Mooney, who worked with a non-governmental organisation, Mercy Corps, was killed alongside Mathew Oguche, a staff member of an global NGO, Safety Organisation.

Mooney had "worked with Mercy Corps for nearly two years".

A Nigerian man believed by local residents in Kajuru to be the British woman´s partner was killed in the attack, where a group of 13 tourists had arrived from Lagos, southwest Nigeria the police spokesman said.

The commission stated that it was offering consular assistance to her family while also engaging with the Nigerian authorities on the incident.

"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".

An expatriate has been killed with three others abducted as Gunmen ambushed tourists in Kajuru LGA, Kaduna State.

Mooney was employed in Nigeria by a non-governmental organisation called Mercy Corps.

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Kaduna state police said the kidnappers attacked the resort with guns.

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, with foreigners and high-profile Nigerians frequently targeted.

The assailants killed the British national and one other person in the process after which they whisked three others away.

Northern criminal gangs made up of former cattle rustlers have been pushed into kidnapping after military crackdowns on cattle theft.

Northern Nigeria is plagued by a Boko Haram and Islamic State insurgency, as well as clashes between farmers and herders in which hundreds have died.

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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