Gunmen Kill Labour Party Women Leader In Kaduna

Victoria Chintex, women leader of the Labour Party (LP) in the Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, is dead.

Edward Buju, Publicity Secretary of the LP in the Southern Kaduna senatorial zone announced the development in a statement on Tuesday that Chintex died on Monday after gunmen invaded her residence in Kaura.

It was gathered that Victoria’s husband sustained gunshot injuries also shot and is currently receiving treatment at a medical facility.

“The Southern Kaduna (Zone 3) Labour Party commiserates with the party chairman and his excos in Kaura local government area, over the untimely demise of our mother and sister, Mrs Victoria Chintex, woman leader, Kaura local government who was killed yesterday (Monday) by some unknown gunmen in her residence in Kaura,” the statement read.

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“More so, as we await the burial plans by the family, the Zone 3 Labour Party will make support to (sic) 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 zone, Mike Auta, we call on the people of Kaura LGA, to be law-abiding as vengeance is of the Lord.”

In recent months, Kaduna has witnessed a spate of violent attacks which has led to killings and abduction of residents.

As at the time of this report, Mohammed Jalige, spokesperson of the Kaduna police command, is yet to  give comments on the development.