Fulani herdsmen kill Afenifere leader, Fasoranti’s daughter, Reactions, and Updates

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Nigeria at war, herdsmen taking over – Afenifere leader, Fasoranti weeps over slain daughter [VIDEO]

Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, whose daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin, was killed by an armed gang on the Kajola-Ore road, Ondo State, on Friday July 12, has raised an alarm over the state of Nigeria.

He spoke on Sunday when former Ogun governor, Gbenga Daniel, and other sympathisers paid him a condolence visit.

In a video obtained on Monday, Fasoranti, who was in tears, said in Yoruba, that the country was at war, and that Fulani herdsmen were scaring people and occupying farmlands across the nation.

His words: “May God continue to protect us because we are at war. When we go to the farm we meet them (herdsmen) there; that even scares us. We cannot go to our fathers’ land again.

“If we plant crops, they (herdsmen) won’t allow it be. So we must continue to pray and may God continue to answer our prayers.”

Earlier, on Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari was in phone contact with the Yoruba leader.

A statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said Buhari condoled with the grieving nonagenarian, wishing him the comfort of God, and fortitude to bear the great loss.

“He also assured that security agencies would spare no effort to apprehend the culprits, and bring them to justice”, it added.

On Sunday, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo stated that the Federal Government was doing everything possible to improve the nation’s security architecture to ensure the protection of lives and property.

Osinbajo during his visit to Fasoranti, said: “We are looking at the whole security architecture and trying to scale up and ensure that we are able to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians.

“Security in a big country like Nigeria, as you can imagine the challenge, is dynamic and we also have to be consistently dynamic to ensure that we are able to beat the challenges as they appear,’’ he said.

Osinbajo recalled how Buhari recently met the service chiefs and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, during which the latter laid out a new policy of the community policing.

“One of the most important things in this sort of crime, because they are largely economic crimes, is that people try to make money by kidnapping.

‘‘Another important thing is intelligence gathering; that is why we have the community policing system where policemen would be trained in their own local governments and they would remain there.

“This is as close as we get to the community policing structure that we expect to have while we are engaging the Army so that there will be a bit of more military presence especially along the roads.’’

Osinbajo disclosed that the IGP had already committed to ensuring that there was full coverage by the police and even helicopters.

“This is to fasten the search for these killers and also to ensure that there is adequate police presence to deter this kind of terrible situation from re-occurring,’’ he said.

He expressed hope that there would be peace and calm as “some of the steps taken begin to come into fruition’’.

On his part, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) described the incident as seriously unacceptable.

Tinubu expressed concern about insecurity in the country and its challenges, which he said, must be faced squarely.

“The security challenges are numerous across the country. We have to fight it. More police are being recruited but it will take time to train and deploy them to various areas.

“Additional police patrols and security reinforcements are necessary along Ore Road and other black spots.

“We have discussed it among the various authorities and the governor is eminently aware and being proactive about it.

“We also have to fight poverty, unemployment and other causes that might lead people to crime and equally create opportunities to convert this tragedy to prosperity,’’ he said.

 

 

Funke Olakunrin: Stop indicting Fulani herdsmen, we know how kidnapping started – Tinubu

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has called for caution over the tagging of Fulani herdsmen as those behind the killing of the daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Mrs Funke Olakunrin.

Reports that Tinubu, who paid a condolence visit to the Afenifere National Leader in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Sunday over the murder of Mrs Olakunrin by those suspected to be herdsmen, stated that Fulanis should not be held responsible for the incident.

The former Lagos State Governor who emphasized that the origin of kidnapping can be traced in the country, maintained that the death of the 58-year-old should not be used to divide the country.

“I’m extremely concerned about security, I don’t want a stigma, I can go through history of kidnapping in Nigeria and we know how and where it all started, there are a lot of copycats.

“How many years ago have we faced the insecurity in the country? There are cases of kidnapping, is Evans too, who was arrested and made disclosures, also a herdsman?

“I don’t want to be political, but I will ask where are the cows?”

He added that with the spate of insecurity in the country, it was time to face it squarely and put an end to it once and for all.

“I am a nationalist and the securtity concern and challenge right now must be faced squarely throughout Nigeria.

“We must not use this incident to divide ourselves but we must use it as a cure to the security problem. Additional police, additional patrol, and additional security reinforcement along Ore road and various flash points across the country is necessary and I have discussed this among the various authorities. The governor (Akeredolu) is eminently aware and being proactive about this.

“The security challenges are numerous across this country and to fight it we are going through that, more police are being recruited and it takes time to train and deploy them to various areas, nobody prepares more than necessary for this.

“But if you look at Zamfara, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti and all areas, then we need to fight poverty, unemployment and the causes that might lead people to crime.

“Equally we must create opportunity to convert this tragedy to prosperity.”

While describing the death of Mrs Olakunrin as a sad one, he disclosed that him and the deceased chatted few days to her death.

“The incident that affected one member of our family Mrs Olakunrin is seriously sad, and unacceptable but nobody can return her alive, she has answered the call of her creator.

“Funke is very close to me and she died a premature death. Only four or five days ago, we chatted and I know what she discussed with me and about Baba’s health conditions. We just pray that this will not happen again,” Tinubu said.

Recall that the deceased was reported to have been shot dead by suspected Fulani herdsmen in her Land Cruiser SUV within the Ore axis of the Benin-Sagamu expressway.

Fulani herdsmen kill Afenifere leader, Fasoranti’s daughter

A 58-year-old daughter of Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti, Mrs Funke Olakunrin, has been killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, Tribune reports.

The report quoted an eyewitness as saying the 58-year-old died of gunshot wounds.

According to the eyewitness, Olakunrin was suspectedly shot by Fulani herdsmen at Ore junction in Ondo State earlier on Friday.

As of the time of filing this report, the State Police Commands spokesperson was yet to respond to the incident.

 

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Obasanjo reacts to killing of Afenifere leader’s daughter by suspected herdsmen

 

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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has described the killing of the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, late Mrs Funke Olakunri, by suspected herdsmen as a worrisome development for Nigeria.

Obasanjo on Saturday said that Nigeria has been diminished by the murder which happened at a time when all well-meaning Nigerians were preaching tolerance and political accommodation in national poltics.

He said this in a condolence letter to Pa Fasoranti, by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Saturday in Abeokuta.

Obasanjo tasked security agents to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime in the interest of justice.

The message reads, “This is a worrisome development in our polity, especially, at a time when all well-meaning Nigerians are preaching tolerance and political accommodation in national politics.

“I must say, Nigeria, as a whole, is diminished by the manner of Funke’s death. We deplore this dastardly act and seize this opportunity to call on governments at all levels to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that our security agents vigorously pursue and find the perpetrators of such heinous crime and make them face the full weight of the law.

“We must, together, find solution to all acts of insecurity in the country, particularly acts of banditry, kidnapping, robbery and killing by the suspected Fulani herdsmen

“As you mourn the tragic loss of our very dear Funke, please be assured of the sympathy and profound sorrow of many others like me who are saddened by the manner of her demise, especially as she still had a lot to contribute to the nation and her family to which she was highly devoted.

“Let me also implore you to be strong for the entire family. I pray that God Himself will comfort you and sustain the whole family in this hour of painful trial. And may the soul of the dear departed rest in perfect peace.

“Because, I have to be in Morocco, I am sending a delegation of Otunba Oluwole Fasawe and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola with this letter and to personally deliver my condolence.”

 

Buhari govt under attack over killing of Afenifere leader’s daughter allegedly by herdsmen

 

President Muhammadu Buhari government has come under attack over the killing of Mrs. Olufunke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio political Organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Recalls that the incident was confirmed by Afenifere’s Spokesman, Mr. Yinka Odumakin in a statement.

He said 58-year-old Mrs. Olakunrin was killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen while heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, where she was attacked and shot by her attackers.

But the Ondo State police command refuted Odumakin’s claim, saying it was an armed robbery attack.

Also, Buhari in his stead said, “ Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti’s daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin was killed along Ondo-Ore road by those described as armed robbers by Ondo Police Command. “

Speaking on the development, Buhari’s fierce critic, Omokri has criticised the current administration as being “Inept and Dishonest”

Omokri queried why there were three different angles to those responsible for the death of Pa Fasoranti’s daughter.

The former presidential aide on his Twitter page wrote: “Why is General Buhari’s government inept and dishonest?

“The Nigeria President claims “armed robbers” killed Pa Fasoranti’s daughter. Police claim it is ‘kidnappers’. Eyewitnesses testify it is ‘herdsmen’.

“1 death, three different stories! Who do we believe?

Here are some reactions from other Nigerians on Twitter:

@Babatope3291 “The death of the daughter of Afenifere leader, is political, not from Fulani herdsmen.”

@umehoma “The killing of the daughter of Afenifere is sad, but why wait until someone in high place is affected before realizing there’s fire on the mountain? Some of these Fulani Herdsmen have proven to be terrorists, but the best way to reward them is RUGA.”

@RealOladele “We need to put an end to Fulani Herdsmen brutality in this country. They need to leave the yorubas land and go back to where they belong. Osinbajo should stand up to Buhari to condemn the killing of Afenifere leader “Pa Fasoranti” daughter.”

@ChrisRizzy “How many more calls is Buhari going to place considering the rate at which these things happen with no solution in sight, these are crazy times in my country with no good reports whatsoever.”

@Mamakum19 “What is the government doing to curb this issue of herdsmen kidnapping and killing Nigerians? Nothing!!! The security issues under this admin is scary. Many families are mourning and the govt has chosen to turn a blind eye. The blood of these people is crying out for justice.”

@Prodataologist “We don’t want his condolence anymore, we want security and a strong decisive action statement against his kinsmen who are on the killing sprees with reckless impunity.Enough of all these crocodile tears. Perhaps, he should relinquish power to someone who is more competent.”

@Radiobiafralive “The brazen terror attack on Yoruba soil by Fulani terrorists must not go unanswered. Let the murder of the daughter of Afenifere Chairman, Funke Fasoranti Olakunrin be another wake-up call.“

Makinde reacts to killing of Afenifere leader’s daughter makes demand

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Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has condemned the killing of Mrs. Olufunke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

He lamented that the death further signified a dark spot in the history of the Yoruba’s renewed struggle to protect its land from invaders.

Makinde, in statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, described the dastardly act as shocking, saddening and despicable.

The governor demanded that the security agencies must get to the roots of the incident.

He commiserated with Pa Fasoranti and the family, praying God to grant succour and comfort to the family.

He described the incident as signifying the “darkest hour of our contemporary history as a nation”, adding that only God could stand by and comfort the family at this time.

Makinde also condoled with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu over the loss.

The Governor insisted that perpetrators must be made to face the full wrath of the law.

He also called on the Yoruba nation to take heart and be strong following Olakunrin’s killing.

 

How IPOB reacted to killing of Pa Fasoranti’s daughter by suspected herdsmen

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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Saturday, condemned the killing of Mrs Funke Fasoranti, daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

IPOB described the killing of Mrs Olakunrin as an attack on the South West which should not be accepted.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the separatist group stated that the killers should not go unpunished.

The statement reads: “The brazen terror attack on Yoruba soil by Fulani terrorists yesterday must not go unanswered. Let the murder of the daughter of Afenifere Chairman Funke Fasoranti Olakunrin by Fulani terrorists be another sombre but timely reminder to the great Yoruba race and their media in particular that supporting evil has its unintended consequences.

“I hate to say it but this sad incident goes to underscore the prediction I made long ago – that this Govt of Nigeria as constituted from 2015 is a murderous Fulani Wahabbi cabal on a Jihadi mission to terrorise, subjugate and enslave everybody unfortunate enough to be part of the British colonial experiment gone mad called Nigeria.

“I specifically warned the Yoruba race and their dominant media that supporting Fulani atrocities against Biafra and suppression of the truth about the true identity of Jubril Aminu Al-Sudani because of Tinubu’s 2023 presidential ambition will not only be counter-productive but will turn around to consume them. They called me a merchant of hate speech. Today I ask them, what is happening?

“It is unfortunate that at a time of great peril like this, weak men hand-picked by the same Fulani caliphate that are persecuting everybody today, are the ones in charge of the leadership of the South. Fulani terror will only stop when we confront them with an equal force, mere words will not do it.

“The time for the mother of all popular resistance is now not tomorrow. Only an IPOB led mass revolution will save the day because we are the only ones with a history of resistance againt the vandals from the Sahel.

“The sooner the youths of the Middle Belt and South West rise up to join IPOB to dismantle the Zoo and chart a new course for the respective ethnic nationalities that make up Nigeria, the better our chances of survival or else we are all doomed.”

 

Yoruba group gives Miyetti Allah 72-hour ultimatum to fish out killers of Pa Fasoranti’s daughter

A Southwest group, Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA), has expressed shock over the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere Chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, by persons suspected to be herdsmen in Ondo State.

In a statement signed by its National President, Olalekan Hammed, the group gave the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) a three-day ultimatum to fish out the perpetrators of the nefarious act.

Recalls that the murder of the daughter of Pa Fasoranti‘s daughter was confirmed by Afenifere’s spokesman, Mr. Yinka Odumakin in a statement.

He said 58-year-old Mrs. Olakunrin was killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen while heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, where she was attacked and shot by her attackers.

But the Ondo state police command refuted Odumakin’s claim, saying it was an armed robbery attack.

However, the YYSA said it will convene an emergency meeting on Saturday (today) to discuss next line of action after the ultimatum to MACBAN elapses.

The statement reads: “We receive the news of the sudden death of Mrs. Olakunrin with great shock.

“We want the federal government to order immediate investigation on the matter because the culprits should not go unpunished.

“We also give the so-called Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Ondo State chapter, three days to fish out the suspected killers of Mrs. Olakunrin.

“We are having an emergency meeting tomorrow (today) in Ibadan to discuss the next line of action.”

Mrs. Olakunrin is the second child of 94-year-old Fasoranti to die, the elder statesman having also lost a daughter, Bunmi, some years ago.

Funke Olakunrin’s killing: Herdsmen want to set Nigeria on fire – Yoruba elders tell Buhari

The Yoruba Council of Elders has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to institute a high powered probe panel to investigate the killing of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Ruben Fasoranti.

ReportS that Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, was killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Thursday.

The report quoted an eyewitness as saying that the 58-year-old died of gunshot wounds.

According to the eyewitness, Olakunrin was shot by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Ore junction in Ondo State earlier on Friday.

YCE Secretary-General, Dr. Kunle Olajide, in a statement on Friday night said that the killers must be quickly apprehended and put on trial.

“Funke’s killing by suspected herdsmen is highly provocative. It is like these herdsmen are now taking their battle to Yoruba land but they must be checkmated.

“These herdsmen want to set Nigeria on fire. Yoruba leaders and elders will not fold their hands while lives of Yoruba are being wasted.

“For those in authority, they should act fast by apprehending Funke’s killers as failure to do so may have consequences. We want peace and unity in Nigeria but these herdsmen are creating problems which may have a boomerang effect.

“We hope that the killing wasn’t sponsored by some forces, if that should be the case, it will amount to a direct assault on Yoruba nation.

“Our governors must now wake up and do something urgently to address the menace of herdsmen in the South-West. They should ban open nomadic grazing through legislation.”

 

Ondo Deputy Governor, SSG, visit Fasoranti as suspected herdsmen kill daughter

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, on Friday night led a government delegation to the residence of the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, in Akure. The delegation was on a condolence visit to the elder statesman whose daughter was killed by gunmen at Ore junction in Ondo State. Ajayi was accompanied by the Secretary to the State Government, Ifedayo Abegunde, and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Olugbenga Ale. The deputy governor, while sympathizing with the Afenifere leader, said the state government received the news of the death with shock. While vowing that the perpetrators of the evil act would be brought to book, Ajayi disclosed that Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, had cut short his trip outside the state and will return home. DAILY POST recalls that the murder of the daughter of the Pa Fasoranti’s daughter was confirmed by Afenifere’s spokesman, Mr. Yinka Odumakin in a statement. He said 58-year-old Mrs. Olakunrin was killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen while heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, where she was attacked and shot by her attackers. But the Ondo state police command refuted Odumakin’s claim, saying it was an armed robbery attack.

 

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, on Friday night led a government delegation to the residence of the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, in Akure.

The delegation was on a condolence visit to the elder statesman whose daughter was killed by gunmen at Ore junction in Ondo State.

Ajayi was accompanied by the Secretary to the State Government, Ifedayo Abegunde, and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Olugbenga Ale.

The deputy governor, while sympathizing with the Afenifere leader, said the state government received the news of the death with shock.

While vowing that the perpetrators of the evil act would be brought to book, Ajayi disclosed that Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, had cut short his trip outside the state and will return home.

Recalls that the murder of the daughter of the Pa Fasoranti’s daughter was confirmed by Afenifere’s spokesman, Mr. Yinka Odumakin in a statement.

He said 58-year-old Mrs. Olakunrin was killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen while heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, where she was attacked and shot by her attackers.

But the Ondo state police command refuted Odumakin’s claim, saying it was an armed robbery attack. 

 

Ohanaeze youths react as suspected herdsmen kill Pa Fasorati’s daughter

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council worldwide, OYC, has sympathized with the Yoruba Nation over the demise of Mrs Funke Olakunrin , daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation Afenifere.

The 58-year-old Olakunrin was killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen along Benin-Ore road.

Reacting, OYC President General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro described the killing as an evil act which has the capacity to spark tribal war.

In a statement he personally signed, Isiguzoro cautioned the Yoruba nation to remain calm in the face of such provocation.

He urged the South West to ban movement of herdsmen across the farms.

He said: “This is a provocative onslaught on the Yoruba Nation with the evil intent to spark another tribal war against different tribes in Nigeria and we call on the Yorubas to handle the matter with caution.

“They should remain calm in the face of obvious threat and Provocations.

“Igbos had suffered different but similar persecution from Armed herdsmen operating in the South East Road, we advice the South West Governors to emulate from the South East Governors and ban the movement of Herdsmen through restrictions of Cattle conveyance on by lorry, as Armed Herdsmen are using Cattle conveyance by foot to commit heinous crime against the indigenous host communities, with the clampdown of Bandits in the North West and Terrorists in the North West, it’s Obvious that South West and South East are now Safe Haven for the terrorism to thrive.

“We console with Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti’s family, May God Grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.”

 

Buhari speaks on killing of Afenifere leader’s daughter, Funke by suspected herdsmen

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of Afenifere leader’s daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin.

Reports that Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Ruben Fasoranti, was killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Thursday.

The report quoted an eyewitness as saying that the 58-year-old died of gunshot wounds.

According to the eyewitness, Olakunrin was shot by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Ore junction in Ondo State earlier on Friday.

But the Ondo state Police on Friday night said the hoodlums struck on the Benin-Sagamu Expressway.

The spokesperson of the Ondo State police command, Femi Joseph, news men that some other passengers were kidnapped during the incident, which happened on Friday.

However, reacting, Buhari in a terse statement by his Special Adviser on (Media & Publicity) Femi Adesina on Twitter said, “President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, whose daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin was killed along Ondo-Ore road by those described as armed robbers by Ondo Police Command.

“He prays God to give Pa Fasoranti fortitude to bear the loss,” he added.

 

Police react to killing of Pa Fasoranti’s daughter by suspected herdsmen

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The Nigeria Police has confirmed the killing of the daughter of Pa Fasoranti, the National Leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin by persons suspected to be fulani herdsmen.

The spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, however told DAILY POST that “We have not established whether the woman is related to Pa Fasoranti or not.”

He disclosed that some other passengers were kidnapped during the incident, which happened on Friday.

Narrating how the incident happened, the PPRO stated that the hoodlums struck on the Benin-Sagamu Expressway.

He added that the attack involved two vehicles, one of which was shot at by the attackers.

“What happened was that the hoodlums attacked two vehicles, one Toyota Land Cruiser which was conveying the deceased and four others.

“When we (police) got to the scene, we rushed her to the hospital, unfortunately we lost her.

“The hoodlums also attacked a vehicle belonging to Young Shall Grow carrying about four passengers who were abducted by the attackers.

“We were able to rescue all those that were kidnapped except one passenger who is still being held.

“But our men are already in the bush working to rescue the hostage and apprehend the perpetrators,” the PPRO stated.

It was gathered that the 58-year-old woman was heading for Akure, Ondo State from Lagos when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen.

Her domestic staff in the car was also said to have sustained gunshots wounds.

 

 

Afenifere reacts as suspected Fulani herdsmen kill Fasorati’s daughter

Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has reacted to the killing of its leaders, Reuben Fasoranti’s daughter, Funke Olakunrin.

The 58-year-old was shot dead by suspected Fulani herdsmen along Benin/Ore expressway, on Friday.

However, Afenifere, while confirming her death said she was coming from Akure, the Ondo State capital when the suspected herdsmen struck.

A statement by Afenifere’s spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin reads: “We have confirmed the death of Mrs Funke Olakunrin (58), daughter of our Leader, Chief Fasoranti.

“Eyewitness accounts say she died of gunshot 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 sustained gunshots too.

“This is one death too many and a clear we- can- take- it -no-more death.”

How Afenifere leader’s daughter, Funke was murdered – Driver, househelp [VIDEO]

 

The driver and househelp of Mrs Olufunke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti, has recounted how she was murdered.

Funke was killed by gunmen along Ore expressway Friday.

TVC News reports that the driver, Tayo Ogundare, recalled that some masked men came out from the bush to attack their vehicle.

He added that they shot at the vehicle just after the Ore toll gate.

Tayo confirmed that his boss died at the hospital due to gunshot injuries.

“We had a stop over to buy soft drinks at Ore. We were attacked at Ore toll gate by some masked men who emerged from the bush.

“At this point, madam asked me to reverse which I did. They started shooting at us and other vehicles.

“In the process my boss was hit by bullets. Some of us in the vehicle escaped. We later rushed her to the hospital where she gave up the ghost,” he stated.

 

How ex-President Jonathan reacted to suspected herdsmen’s killing of Afenifere leader’s daughter

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, by suspected herdsmen.

The Bayelsa-born elder statesman poured out his heart to the family of Pa Fasoranti, in a series of tweets on Saturday.

According to him, the untimely death of Mrs Olakunrin is a callous and heinous crime which must be investigated so that the perpetrators are fished out and prosecuted.

He wrote: “My heart goes out to Chief Reuben Fasoranti and his entire family over the untimely death of his daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, at the hands of suspected herdsmen.

“No one deserves to hear such news, not the least being Pa Fasoranti, a man that has given so much to Nigeria and asked so little.”

Jonathan said he was encouraged by the message of the chief security of the state, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, who had promised to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous and callous crime.

“I am encouraged by the message from the Governor of Ondo state and his assurances that those behind this heinous and callous crime will be brought to book,” Jonathan tweeted.

He went further to ask God to comfort the Fasoranti and Olakunrin families by giving them the fortitude to bear the loss while also praying that God returns peace to Nigeria.

The ex-president tweeted further: “Baba, may God comfort you and your family and grant you the fortitude to bear the loss, even as we pray that the Almighty returns peace to Nigeria.

“My family and I offer you our deepest solidarity now and always. We also extend our arm in love to Afenifere.”

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