Tears, Tension as 2 Die During Assassination Attempt on Labour Party House of Reps Candidate's Life
- Suleiman Tambaya, the Labour Party house of representatives' candidate for the Lere federal constituency in Kaduna state has survived an assassination attempt on his life
- Tambaya said he went for a political meeting at the state capital before the gunmen, who were about seven in number, came for his life
- The gunmen were confronted by the people of the community and vigilantes but unfortunately, two boys were killed by the gunmen
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Kaduna - Unknown gunmen have attacked the residence of Suleiman Tambaya, the Labour Party's house of representatives candidate for the Lere federal constituency in Kaduna state, killing no less than two persons.
According to The Guardian, the attack happened on Friday night, February 3, when Tambaya went to attend a political meeting in Kaduna, the state capital.
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Tambaya's attack came about three months after a Labour Party women's leader, Victoria Chimtex, was killed in November 2022, at her residence in the Kaura Local Council of Kaduna
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Tambaya noted that the incident would have been a “different story by now” if not for divine intervention and immediate response from members of the community and vigilantes.
He added that the police in Lere responded to the distress call.
He also said he would have been at home but the party's governorship candidate in the state asked for his presence.
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The House of reps candidate disclosed that there were about seven gunmen. Some boys in his house escaped and raised the alarm before the people of his community and vigilantes confronted them.
Tambaya disclosed that two of the boys died during the altercation.
“One of the boys died on the spot, while the other died at the hospital. The case was also reported to the Divisional Police Officer and he promptly mobilise personnel to the scene of the incident.”
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