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.
In a tweet on Tuesday night, he expressed shock over the “mindless killing.”
Chimtex was reportedly shot on Monday night by gunmen who broke into her residence at about 8 pm.
Her husband was also shot in the leg but survived.
Obi described her death as a huge loss to her immediate family and to the Labour Party.
“I am shocked by the mindless killing of Mrs. Victoria Chimtex, the Labour Party’s women leader in Kaura, Kaduna State, by yet-to-be-identified gunmen," he tweeted.
"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.”