- Peter Obi reacts to assassination of Labour Party women leader
The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has reacted to the assassination of Mrs Victoria Chintex, the women leader of the party in Kaura Area Council of Kaduna State.
Obi in his message expressed shock over the mindless killing of Mrs Chintex.
It is reported that Chimtex was said to have been shot on Monday night by the gunmen who broke into her residence at about 8pm.
Her husband was also shot at the leg but was rushed to the hospital.
It was also revealed that the gunmen rebuffed all entreaties before shooting her several times on her leg and spinal cord, which led to her death.
Obi said her death is a huge loss to her immediate family and to the Labour Party.
Taking to his social media handles, Obi wrote, “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 condolences to her family.”