Gunmen kill LP women leader in Kaduna


Victoria Chintex, the women leader of the Labour Party (LP) in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna state, has been killed by unknown gunmen.
In a statement on Tuesday, Edward Buju, Publicity Secretary of the LP in  Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone, said the incident occurred on Monday, when the gunmen invaded her resident in Kaura and shot her to dead.
Her husband was also said to have sustained  injuries from gun shots and was rushed to a medical facility where he is said to be receiving treatment.
The statement commiserated with the family of the deceased  and assured that it will support them.
“The Southern Kaduna (Zone 3) Labour Party, commiserate with the party chairman and his exco’s in Kaura Local government area, over the untimely demised of our Mother and  Sister, Mrs Victoria Chintex, Woman leader, Kaura Local government who killed  yesterday (Monday) by some unknown gun men in her resident in Kaura,” the statement said.
Buju who described the deceased as  “industrious, hard working and dedicated party  leader”, said the LP is  saddened by the unfortunate incident, coming at a time when people like her are needed to champion the course for a new nation through the LP.
The statement called on members of the LP at all levels in the state to pray for the repose of her soul.
“More so as we awaits the burial plans by the family, the Zone 3 Labour Party will make  support to her family.
“On behalf of our  Presidential candidate, Peter Obi,  our gubernatorial candidate  in Kaduna state,  Jonathan Asake, the party  senatorial candidate for Southern Kaduna Senatorial zone,  Mike Auta,  we call on the people of Kaura LGA, to be law abiding as vengeance is of the Lord…” Buju said.
Mohammed Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command did not respond to telephone calls when contacted.


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