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Mercy Corps Nigeria’s Mooney killed by gunmen

Mooney, a British aid worker was among the two people killed while three others were kidnapped recently at a recreational resort in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State by suspected kidnappers, until her death she was a mistress to Mr. Matthew Oguche, a Nigerian whose life was also cut shot alongside Mooney, he doubles as a programme assistant/training assistant at Mercy Corps and International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO).
The Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relation Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo said Mooney was a staff of Mercy Corps Nigeria.
“Suspected kidnappers, armed with dangerous weapons, gained entry into a recreational resort called Kajuru Castle in Kajuru LGA.
“The bandits shot sporadically and in the process shot dead two persons including an expatriate lady and took away three others,” he said. Investigation revealed that the victims, along with 12 others, were tourists from Lagos, adding that the incident happened during the party at the castle located at the Hill Top.
“Normally, whenever such social events would happen, the organisers used to inform the police for security coverage, but the party was done without the knowledge of the police in the area as traditionally done.” Sabo disclosed.
Meanwhile Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai as declared 24 hours cur-few due to the incessant activities of night marauders within the state.

However, intensive efforts are being made by the command to rescue the kidnapped persons, apprehend the fleeing culprits and bring them to justice,” he added.