President Muhammadu Buhari has promised the leader of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, that the “security agencies will ensure that the culprits”, who killed his daughter, Funke Olakunrin, are “arrested and brought to justice.”
Nigenews had reported earlier that the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation announced the killing of Mrs. Olakunrin by suspected herdsmen in a terse message sent to The PUNCH on Friday by the spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin.
The spokesman for Afenifere said late Mrs. Olakunrin, a 58-year-old woman, was heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen.
The statement reads: “We have confirmed the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin (58), daughter of our leader, Chief Fasoranti.
“Eyewitness accounts say she died of gunshots from Fulani herdsmen who shot her at Ore junction in Ondo State earlier today.
“She was coming from Akure when the armed Fulani herdsmen came from the bush to attack her and other vehicles.
“Her domestic staff in the car with her also sustained gunshots.
“This is one death too many and a clear we-can-take-it-no-more death,” the statement by issued by Odumakin on Friday said.
Reacting to the killing in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, President Buhari said he called Pa Fasoranti to offer condolences on the death of his daughter.
“I spoke with Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, to offer condolences on the death of his daughter.
“May the Almighty God comfort him and the entire family. The security agencies will ensure that the culprits are arrested and brought to justice,” he said.