The Labour Party in Kaduna State has condemned the killing of its woman leader in the state, Mrs. Victoria Chimtex, by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
Our correspondent gathered that the incident took place in the victim’s house in the Kaura Local Government Area in Southern Kaduna on Monday.
It was gathered that the hoodlums also shot Chimtex’s husband in the leg. He was rushed to an undisclosed medical facility, where he was said to be receiving treatment as of the time of filing this report.
The Labour Party in the Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone, in a statement by its publicity secretary, Edward Buju, on Tuesday, condemned the assassination of the woman leader.
The statement read, “The Southern Kaduna, Zone 3, Labour Party family, the Chairman, and excos of Kaura Local Government Area LP condemn in very strong terms the brutal and cowardly assassination of our mother and sister, Mrs. Victoria Chimtex, Woman Leader, Kaura LGA LP. The sad event took place this morning when some gunmen broke into her family’s residence in Manchok, Kaura LGA, and shot her severally.
“Her husband was brutally shot in the leg, and he is currently in an undisclosed hospital.” The killers did not take any valuables from the house, suggesting assassination as the only mission of the wicked actors.
“It saddens our hearts that such an industrious, hard-working, and dedicated woman leader was killed when the families of the Labour Party from the local government, zonal, and state levels needed her the most at this critical time that Nigerians are in quest for a new Nigeria through the Labour Party.”
As of the time of filing this report, neither the state government nor the state police command had reacted to the incident.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, did not take his call or respond to a text message sent to him by our correspondent on the matter.