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Gunmen kill Kaduna Labour Party women leader

Labour Party, Women Leader, Late Mrs Victoria Chimtex. Photo: Adamu Yusuf

Gunmen have killed the Women Leader of the Labour Party, Mrs Victoria Chimtex in Manchok, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The Zonal Secretary of the party, Mr Edward Buju in a statement said the event took place last Monday when unknown gunmen broke into her family residence in Manchok, Kaura LGA and shot her severally.

He noted that her husband was also shot in his leg but was rushed to a medical facility for treatment.

According to the statement, the killers did not take any valuables in the house, suggesting assassination was the only mission of the wicked actors.

“The Southern Kaduna, Zone 3, Labour Party (LP) family, the Chairman and excos of Kaura Local Government Area (LGA) LP condemns in very strong terms the brutal and cowardly assassination of our Mother and Sister Mrs Victoria Chimtex, Woman Leader, Kaura LGA LP.

“The Zonal leadership of the Labour party in Zone 3, is bereaved at this moment. We are calling on all the members of the Labour party from each polling unit, ward, local government, Zonal, state and National, to pray along with us at this critical time.

Mr Buju said Mrs Chimtex was a dedicated and committed mother of six children and also adopted three children under her care.

Meanwhile, Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi has expressed shock by the killing of Mrs Victoria Chintex by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

In his verified Twitter handle, Obi described Mrs Chimtex’s death as a huge loss to her family and the Labour Party.

“I am shocked by the mindless killing of Mrs Victoria Chimtex, the Labour Party’s women leader in Kaura, Kaduna State, by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. Her death is a huge loss to her immediate and extended family, and to our Labour Party. She lives on in our hearts.” He noted.

The LP presidential candidate who condoled with the family of the Late Mrs Victoria Chintex also prayed for her soul to rest in peace.

Reporting by Adamu Yusuf; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino