Labour Party women leader assassinated

Slain Labour Party women leader Victoria Chintex

Gunmen have killed the women leader of the Labour Party in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State Victoria Chintex.

Publicity secretary of the party in Zone 3 Edward Buju confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday.

He also said that the deceased’s husband sustained gunshot injuries during the attack that occurred on Monday at their residence.

He said, “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.”

The party called on all the members 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,” the statement 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.