The Labour Party Women Leader in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Mrs Victoria Chintex, has been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be hired assassins.
It was learnt that the gunmen stormed her residence on Monday night, November 28, and killed her while her husband sustained gunshot injuries in the leg.
Edward Simon Buju, the Public Relations Officer of Labour Party, Zone 3, Kaduna State, confirmed the tragic incident in a statement on Tuesday, November 29.
He described the deceased women leader as a dynamic, hardworking and dedicated woman whose life was cut short at a time the party and the country needed her the most.
“The Southern Kaduna(Zone 3) Labour party family, commiserate with the Chairman and exco’s of Kaura local government Labour party over the untimely demised of our Mother, Sister, Mrs Victoria Chimtex Woman leader, Kaura local government whose sad event took place yesterday by some unknown gunmen in her resident in kaura,” the statement read.
“It saddens our hearts that such an industrious, hard working and dedicated woman leader was kill when the families of Labour party from the local government, Zonal and the state needed her the most at this critical times that Nigerians are quest for a new Nigeria through Labour party.
“Similarly the Zonal leadership of Labour party in Zone 3, are bereaved at this moment, we are calling on all the members of Labour party from each polling units , wards , local government, Zonal, state and the National, to pray along with us at this critical time.
“More so as we awaits the burial plans by the family, the Zone 3 Labour party will make her self available and render her Supports to our member, whose time was cut short to sympathize with the people of Kaura local government, Labour party and the entire family she left behind.
“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, call on the people of Kaura local government Party faithful, to be law abiding as vengeance is of the lord. Do accept our condolences as we pray along with the family. May her soul continue to rest in peace.”