The Women Leader of the Labour Party in Kaura local government in Kaduna Victoria Chimtex has been shot dead by suspected gunmen.
The gunmen reportedly stormed her residence on Monday night, November 28, 2022, and shot her dead while her husband sustained gunshot injuries on his leg.
Edward Simon Buju, the Publicity Secretary of Labour Party, Zone 3, Kaduna State, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, described the late women leader as a dynamic, hardworking and dedicated woman who died at a time the party and the country needed her 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 killed when the families of Labour party from the local government, Zonal and the state needed her the most at this critical time that Nigerians are a 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 unit, ward, local government, Zonal, state and National, to pray along with us at this critical time.
“More so as we await the burial plans by the family, the Zone 3 Labour party will make herself available and render her Support 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.”