The Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council has condemned the gruesome killing of Mrs Victoria Chintex, the party’s women leader in Kaduna State, while blaming the incident on the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, as the Chief Security Officer.
The presidential campaign council stated this through its spokesperson, Kenneth Okonkwo. Late Chintex was the LP Women leader in the Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Chintex was shot dead on Monday night by gunmen who reportedly broke into her residence at about 8pm.
The Publicity Secretary of the LP in the Southern Kaduna senatorial zone, Edward Buju, who confirmed the killing in a statement, described it as an unprovoked killing.
The statement read: “The Southern Kaduna (Zone 3) Labour Party commiserates with the party chairman and his excos in Kaura local government area, over the untimely demise of our mother and sister, Mrs Victoria Chintex, woman leader, Kaura local government who was killed yesterday (Monday) by some unknown gunmen in her residence in Kaura.”
It was gathered that Victoria’s husband was also shot in his leg but was rushed to a medical facility where he is currently receiving treatment.
Okonkwo while reacting to the killing of Chintex, stated that if her killers were not apprehended immediately, Governor El-Rufai should be held to account.
Okonkwo, who took to his Twitter handle to condemn the gruesome murder wrote, “The Labour Party Women Leader in Kaura, Kaduna State, Victoria Chintex, was on Monday, 28th Nov, shot dead by suspected assassins.
“The APC Governor of Kaduna State, El-Rufai, should be held responsible for her death as the CSO if the killers are not apprehended immediately.”
Recall that last week, the Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba had while addressing officials of the 18 political parties in Abuja blamed political violence across the country on the state governors.