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Regional News of Monday, 6 February 2023


2 die during assassination attempt on prominent House of Reps candidate

Suleiman Tambaya of the Labour Party Suleiman Tambaya of the Labour Party

More than two persons have been killed as unknown gunmen attacked the residence of Suleiman Tambaya, the Labour Party's House of Representatives candidate for the Lere federal constituency in Kaduna state.

The Guardian reports that the incident happened on Friday, February 3 when the intended target had gone to attend a political meeting in Kaduna.

The attack on the Labour Party representative comes 3 months after Victoria Chimtex, the Labour Party women's leader was killed at her residence in the Kaura Local Council of Kaduna.

Tambaya said 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 noted that he would have been attacked but the party's governorship candidate in the state asked for his presence.

He added that the police in Lere responded to the distress call while noting that the assailants were about 7 in number.

Some boys in his house escaped and they were the ones that raised the alarm before the people of his community and vigilantes confronted them.

Tambaya disclosed that 2 of the boys died during the altercation.

He said: “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.”