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Gunmen kill female foreign tourist three others in Kaduna British woman Faye Mooney killed by kidnappers in Nigeria
Patty Aguilar | 22 April, 2019, 13:57

"Her next-of-kin has been notified and we are offering consular assistance to her family".

The source said mobile policemen on guard tried to repel the attackers which scared the Briton and her colleague who were lodging in a room and in a attempt to flee were caught in the crossfire.

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

A spokesman said a group armed with unsafe weapons had gained entry to Kajuru Castle and began shooting sporadically, killing two people and kidnapping three others.

The police did not name the Nigerian man who was killed and did not identify the kidnappers.

In a statement, Mercy Corps said it was "utterly heartbroken" by the killing.

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

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"The two people they killed were already tensed in their rooms in one of the towers".

"We are engaging with the Nigerian authorities, and we understand an investigation is underway", the British High Commission said in a statement.

Kidnapping in Nigeria's oil-rich south, has always been a security challenge, where wealthy locals and expatriate workers are often abducted.

The woman travelled from Lagos as a tourist and was attending a party before the incident happened, police said.

Northern Nigeria has been dealing with a Boko Haram and Islamic State insurgency and clashes between farmers and herders, in which hundreds have died.

"The British High Commission offers our most profound sympathies and condolences to the families and friends at this hard time".

President Muhammadu Buhari won re-election for another four years in February, pledging to improve security in Nigeria, boost economic growth and fight corruption.

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