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Labour Party women leader shot dead in Kaduna

Labour Party (LP) women leader in Kaura LGA of Kaduna state, Victoria Chintex, has been shot dead.

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

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

According to the statement , her husband was also said to have sustained gunshot injuries 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 area, who was killed yesterday (Monday) by some unknown gunmen in her residence in Kaura,” the statement reads.

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‘’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,” the statement said.

“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.”

The Kaduna Police Command is yet to comment on the matter.

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