On Friday night, gunmen attacked the Gure residence of the Labor Party House of representatives for Lere Federal Constituency in Kaduna State, Suleiman Tambaya, killing two people.
However, we gathered that Tambaya was away at a political meeting in the state capital during the incident.
The latest attack comes barely three months after gunmen killed the party’s women leader, Victoria Chimtex, at her residence in Kaura Local Government Area of the state.
Narrating his ordeal on Saturday, Tambaya said he escaped due to divine intervention and the prompt response from the members of the community and local vigilante.
“I was planning to go home yesterday (Friday), but I spoke to our governorship candidate and he asked me to come and see him. That was when I diverted and came to Kaduna.
“At about 10:00 pm (Friday), some seven armed men came to my house in the village (Gure), asking about my whereabouts and they said I am supposed to be home.
“Some young men in my house were able to escape and raised an alarm; members of the community came and the vigilante too came out and confronted them. But unfortunately along the process, they (gunmen) killed two of our boys.
“You know the community has a vigilante team and immediately they responded but in the process, the gunmen shot two of our boys. One of the boys died on the spot while the other one died at the hospital.