A British aide worker working with Mercy Corps in Nigeria, Faye Mooney was one of those shot dead by armed bandits at Kajuru Castle Holiday Resort in Kaduna state on Friday.
The gunmen reportedly attacked the holiday resort late on Friday, killing Mooney and her Nigerian partner, while they kidnapped many others.
The Kaduna state government the British High Commission and non-governmental aid agency Mercy Corps have confirmed she unfortunate incident.
According to Mercy Corps, the tragic killing of Mooney, who had been working as a communications specialist with the agency for almost two years, utterly broke their heart.
“Faye was deeply committed to fostering cross-cultural collaboration and was an inspiration to us all,” CEO of Mercy Corps Neal Keny-Guyer said in a statement.
“We extend our deepest sympathy to those who have been affected by this senseless tragedy.”
“Intensive efforts are being made by the Command to rescue the kidnapped persons, (apprehend) the fleeing culprits and bring them to justice,” Kaduna State police said in a statement.
Earlier reports claim that the gunmen stormed the place but were unable to gain access because there were armed mobile policemen at the entrance.
The bandits, therefore, hid in rock and started firing into the resort — Mooney and her partner panicked out of their room, rushed towards the staircase but were hit by bullets.