The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed that one of the two tourists killed by gunmen in Kaduna State was a British citizen.
Yakubu Sabo, the Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna State, confirmed the identity of the victim, Faye Mooney, on Sunday.
He said: “The slain expatriate lady, Miss Faye Mooney, is identified to be a Briton. She was a staff of Mercy Corps Nigeria. Investigation into the incident is in progress.”
The Kaduna Police PRO said efforts were ongoing to ensure those kidnapped during the attack regain their freedom.
“Continued efforts are still on course to rescue the kidnapped victims and bring the perpetrators to book,” Sabo said.
The British High Commission in Nigeria also confirmed the killing of the victim in a Twitter post on Sunday.
The high commission also disclosed that Mooney’s next-of-kin has been contacted and condoled with the victim’s families and friends over the incident.
“We are aware of the tragic incident involving the death of a British national in Kaduna State on Friday. The next-of-kin has been notified. The British High Commission offers our most profound sympathies and condolences to the families and friends at this difficult time,” the tweet read.
Some heavily armed men, suspected to be kidnappers, had invaded the Kajuru Castle Resort, shooting sporadically.
The assailants killed the British national and one other person in the process, after which they whisked three others away.
Before the incident, the victims and some others who came from Lagos on a tourism tour had organised a party at the Castle located at the Hill Top in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.