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Following death of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Gani Adams, aare onakakanfo of Yorubaland, has roared.
In his outburst statement, Gani said the Yoruba ethnic group should not be blamed if it decides to react to the killings in the region.
According to family report, Funke was shot dead by armed men along Benin-Ore road on Friday afternoon. Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere, attributed the incident to herdsmen.
In his reaction, Gani Adams, statement through his media aide, Kehinde Aderemi, said the Yoruba race was not short of ideas needed to put an end to atrocities in the region.
The leader of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), described the death of Olakunrin as an invasion of the peaceful atmosphere of the south-west region.
In his words: “We only want the whole world to know what has been done and being done to our people. They should be aware of the actions that preceded our reaction when it eventually comes,” he said.
“We are not bereft of ideas of how to stop this criminality on our land. It is just so that we should not be blamed when the reaction comes.
“We are like the proverbial goat that it being chased. When it gets to the wall, it will certainly react. We are at that stage now.”
He commiserated with Fasoranti, praying God to comfort him and his entire household.
“Papa, this is a very trying time, but it is certain justice will come,” he said.
However, sending a condolence message believed to have signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, to the family of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Adesina opined that Mrs Funke Olakunrin was killed along Ondo-Ore road by those described as ARMED ROBBERS by Ondo Police Command.
Armed Robbers Killed Funke – Buhari
His words, “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.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has placed a phone call to Pa Reuben Fasoranti on the sad loss of his daughter. He commiserated with the Afenifere leader, and prayed God to comfort him.”
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