British aid worker, Nigerian man shot dead at resort; four tourists abducted Apr 23, 2019 0 356 12345 AFPKanoTwo people including a British aid worker have been shot dead and four tourists abducted in an attack by armed gunmen on a holiday resort in northwestern Nigeria, police said on Sunday.Police and aid agency Mercy Corps named the dead woman as Faye Mooney.“Faye was a dedicated and passionate communications and learning specialist”, Chief executive Neal Keny-Guyer said in a statement posted on social media, adding that colleagues were “utterly heartbroken”.Mooney had “worked with Mercy Corps for almost two years, devoting her time to making a difference in Nigeria”, Keny-Guyer added.Gunmen stormed the Kajuru Castle resort, 60 kilometres (40 miles) southeast of Kaduna City at 11.40 pm (2240 GMT) on Friday, Kaduna state police spokesman Yakubu Sabo told reporters. The Briton “was gunned down from the hill by the kidnappers who tried to gain entrance into the castle but failed”, Sabo said.“They took away about five other locals but one person escaped,” he said. A Nigerian man believed by local residents in Kajuru to be Mooney’s partner was also killed in the attack on the resort where a group of 13 tourists had arrived from Lagos, southwest Nigeria the police spokesman said.In Kaduna and the wider northwest region, kidnapping for ransom has become an increasingly rampant, particularly on the road to the capital, Abuja, where armed attacks have thrived. RELATED ARTICLES Act against PM for poll norms violations, Yechury urges EC Apr 23, 2019 0 1357 India shares ‘all evidence’ against JeM’s Azhar with China for his blacklisting Apr 23, 2019 0 419 15 Indian states go to polls in third phase of Lok Sabha elections today Apr 23, 2019 0 380 Lawyers for ‘full court’ to hear charges against CJI IANS New Delhi The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) have expressed deep reservations regarding the suo moto court hearing held on April 20 on the .. Modi’s nuke threat highly irresponsible: Amarinder IANS Jalandhar Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on India’s nuclear arsenal was “highly irresponsible”. Urging people to support the Congress’ ‘jung’ (war) for .. Rahul regrets attributing ‘chor’ remarks to SC IANS New Delhi Explaining his remarks on the Rafale deal, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed regret for attributing his “Chowkidar Chor Hai” remarks to the top court and said he has incorrectly done so in .. Rahul’s nomination from Amethi valid: EC Lucknow: In a major relief to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the Election Commission has declared as valid his nomination from the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh. An independent candidate on Saturday .. Malawi to pilot groundbreaking malaria vaccine AFP Lilongwe Malawi will on Tuesday spearhead large scale pilot tests for the world’s most advanced experimental malaria vaccine in a bid to prevent the disease that kills hundreds of thousands across Africa each year. ..