Victoria Chintex: Peter Obi laments killing of Labour Party’s women leader in Kaduna

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The presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, has expressed shock at the killing of Mrs. Victoria Chintex, the Labour Party’s women leader in Kaura, Kaduna State, by unknown gunmen.

Publicity Secretary of LP in southern Kaduna senatorial zone, Edward Buju had confirmed Chintex’s killing in a Tuesday statement.

He said the women leader 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.

Reacting, Obi described Chintex’s death as a huge loss to her family and the party.

“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,” Obi said in a statement on Tuesday.

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