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Police identifies the expatriate killed in Kaduna as Mooney

The expatriate killed by suspected kidnappers in Kajuru, Kaduna state has been identified by the Kaduna State Police Command as Miss Faye Mooney, a Briton

The Command Public Relation Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo disclosed to Newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna.

The Vanguard reports have revealed that Mooney was among the two people killed and three kidnapped on April 19 at a recreational resort in Kajuru Local Government Area by suspected kidnappers. According to Sabo, Mooney was a staff of Mercy Corps Nigeria, adding that the police was still on course to rescue the kidnapped victims and bring the perpetrators to book.

It was on April 20, that the Command confirmed the killing of two persons and kidnapping of three others at a recreational resort in Kajuru LGAs. “At about 23:40hrs on Friday, some 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,” the reports said.

He disclosed that patrol teams led by the DPO rushed to the scene and evacuated the victims to St. Gerald Hospital. Sabo said investigation revealed that the victims, along with 12 others, were tourists from Lagos, adding that the incident happened during the after 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. “However, intensive efforts are being made by the command to rescue the kidnapped persons, apprehend the fleeing culprits and bring them to justice,” he said.

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Joseph Athanasius

Joseph Athanasius is a Public Affairs Commentator and News Writer at InfoGuide Nigeria News.

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