The woman leader of the Labour Party (LP) of Kaura local government area of Kaduna State, Mrs Victoria Chintex, has been killed by unknown gunmen.
The Publicity Secretary of LP in Zone 3, Edward Simon Buju, who confirmed the sad incident, also disclosed that the deceased’s husband sustained gunshot injuries during the attack that occurred on Monday at their residence.
According to him, “the Southern Kaduna (Zone 3) Labour Party family commiserates with the chairman and Excos of Kaura local government Labour Party over the untimely demise of our Mother, Sister, Mrs Victoria Chintex, Woman Leader, Kaura local government whose sad event took place Monday by some unknown gunmen in her residence in Kaura.
“It saddens our hearts that such an industrious, hardworking and dedicated woman leader was killed when the families of Labour Party from the local government, Zonal and the state needed her the most at this critical time that Nigerians are in need for a new Nigeria through Labour Party.”
He called on all the members of Labour Party from each polling unit, ward, local government, Zonal, state and the national level, to pray along with them at this critical time.
“On behalf of our Labour Party presidential candidate, H.E. Peter Obi, our gubernatorial candidate for Labour Party Kaduna State, Hon. Jonathan Asake, the Senatorial candidate for Labour Party Zone 3, Engr Dr Mike Ayuba Auta, we call on the people of Kaura local government, party faithful, to be law abiding as vengeance is of the Lord,” he added.
Meanwhile, the LP called for thorough investigation to be carried out by security agencies with the view to apprehending the killers and bringing them to book.
When the Kaduna State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Muhammad Jalige, was contacted for reaction, he did not pick his calls and did not return the calls as at the time of filing this report.