Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi has condemned the assassination of Mrs Victoria Chimtex, a women leader of the Labour Party in the Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State by unknown gunmen.
Okay.ng has learnt that Mrs. Victoria was said to have been killed on Monday night by the gunmen who invaded her residence at about 8 pm and shot at her.
The victim’s husband was also said to have been shot and was rushed to the hospital.
Reacting to the development, Peter Obi tweeted:
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“I am shocked by the mindless killing of Mrs. Victoria Chintex, 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.
“Her killing, and the loss of many innocent lives across the nation to gunmen and terrorists, are the reason why I must prioritize the war against insecurity as my first task in office. We must not allow the waste of human lives in Nigeria under any guise.
“May the soul of Late Mrs. Victoria Chintex rest in perfect peace. My sincere condolence to her family.”
Her death comes three years after a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women leader, Salome Abuh, was shot and set ablaze at her residence in the Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State.
A High Court sitting in Idah, Kogi State in March 2021 subsequently convicted one of the suspects, Ocholi Edicha, to 12 years and six months in prison for culpable homicide.