A British woman has been murdered in Nigeria during a kidnapping at a party.
Aid worker Faye Mooney, 29, had travelled from Lagos to the northern city of Kaduna as a tourist when was shot dead late on April 19.
It is understood the kidnappers also killed a Nigerian man and abducted three others.
The British High Commission said they were aware of the murder but could not speculate on the motive or nature of the attack.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the incident and the kidnappers have yet to be identified, police said.
Kidnappings are widespread in Nigeria, where victims are most commonly targeted for ransom.
Ms Mooney, originally from Manchester, had been employed in Nigeria by a non-governmental organisation called Mercy Corps since 2017.
Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Corps said that they were ‘heartbroken’ by her death, calling communications and learning specialist Ms Mooney ‘dedicated and passionate’.
He said: ‘A graduate of University College London and the London School of Economics who had taught in Iraq and worked in Kosovo to combat human trafficking, Faye was deeply committed to fostering cross-cultural collaboration and was an inspiration to us all.
‘We extend our deepest sympathy to those who have been affected by this senseless tragedy, including her family, friends and all of our team members in Nigeria who knew her and loved her.’
Ms Mooney’s next of kin have been notified, police said.
A spokesperson for Kaduna state police said: ‘Some suspected kidnappers armed with dangerous weapons gained entry into a recreational resort called Kajuru Castle in Kajuru local government area shooting sporadically and in the process shot dead two persons, including an expatriate lady, and took away three others’.