Two have been shot dead including a British aid worker, as well as four tourists has been kidnapped in an sudden attack by the armed gunman on a holiday resort in the Northwestern Nigeria, informed by the police.
Police officials and also the aid agency Mercy Corps named the dead woman as Faye Mooney.Chief executive Neal Keny-Guyer told in a statement posted on the social media, including colleagues were “utterly heartbroken”.
Keny-Guyer included, “worked with Mercy Corps for almost two years, devoting her time to making a difference in Nigeria ”.
Armed men marched the Kajuru Castle resort, 60 kilometers Southeast of Kaduna City at 11.40 pm on Friday, Kaduna State police representative Yakubu Sabo informed the reporters.
Sabo claimed, “ was gunned down from the hill by the kidnappers who tried to gain entrance into the castle but failed”. He told, “ they took away about five other locals but one person escaped”.
A Nigerian individual in Kajuru , believed as the partner of Mooney, was also killed in the attack on the resort where a group of 13 terrorists ad reached from Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, informed by the representative.
In the wider Northwest region and Kaduna , kidnapping for looting ransom has become a concerning issues on regular basis on the road of the capital , Abuja, where armed attacks have established its paw.
In oil-rich South Nigeria, kidnapping has been increasing as a threatening security challenge, where rich locals and exiled workers are often abducted. Yet the problem has mounted in the Northern regions like Kaduna where criminal gangs who were once former cattle rustlers turned into kidnappers after military crackdowns on cattle theft.
In the terrible conflict , Kajuru is also a potential remarkable region over the growing crisis of the land resources in the most populous country of Africa, between herders and farmers, chiefly across central and northern Nigeria.