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Buhari Commiserates With Afenifere leader, Says His Daughter Was Killed By ‘Armed Robbers’
President Mohammadu Buhari has sent in his condolence message to deceased family of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
This was contained in a message, on Saturday, by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Mrs. FunKe was reported killed along the Kajola-Ore road, in Ondo State by suspected Fulani Herdsmen.
The President prayed God give the family fortitude to bear the “grievous” loss.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin.
“The deceased was reportedly shot Friday along the Kajola-Ore road, in Ondo State, by those the police described as armed robbers.
“The President prayed that God will comfort Pa Fasoranti, and give him the fortitude to bear the grievous loss.
“He also directed security agencies to swing into action, and bring the hoodlums to justice in the shortest possible time”
The spokesman for Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, earlier reported that the 58-year-old woman was heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen.
In his words: “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.”
Olufunke is the second child of 94-year-old Fasoranti to die. The elder statesman had also lost a daughter, Bunmi, some years ago.