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Gunmen kill Labour Party women leader in Kaduna

Gunmen kill Labour Party women leader in Kaduna
November 29
15:40 2022

Victoria Chintex, women leader of the Labour Party (LP) in Kaura LGA of Kaduna state, has been killed by gunmen.

Edward Buju, publicity secretary of the LP in southern Kaduna senatorial zone, announced the development in a statement on Tuesday.

Buju said she died on Monday after gunmen invaded her residence in Kaura and shot her.

Her husband was also said to have sustained gunshot injuries and is currently receiving treatment at a medical facility.

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“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 area, who was killed yesterday (Monday) by some unknown gunmen in her residence in Kaura,” the statement reads.

Buju, who described the deceased as “industrious, hard working and a dedicated party leader”, urged LP members at all levels in the state to pray for the repose of her soul.

“More so, as we await the burial plans by the family, the Zone 3 Labour Party will make support to her family,” Buju said.

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“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.”

Mohammed Jalige, spokesperson of the Kaduna police command, did not respond when contacted for comments on the development.

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