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Visit To Pa Fasoranti: FG ‘ll deploy soldiers to highways

Federal Government would explore all options, including deploying soldiers on the highways, towards addressing the growing cases of security challenges in Nigeria. Osinbajo

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In bid to curb heightened security tension in Nigeria, mainly at the highways, federal government has promised to deploy soldiers to major highways.

The statement was made by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday morning, during a condolence visit to the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, in Akure, Ondo State.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during a condolence visit at Pa Reuben family house. 14/07/2019 photo/TheCable

The VP’s visit to the 94-year-old Afenifere leader was over the death of his daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, who was killed by some suspected Fulani herdsmen on Friday.

Osinbajo said the Federal Government would explore all options, including deploying soldiers on the highways, towards addressing the growing cases of security challenges in Nigeria.

Part of the statement with newsmen reads: “As you know, I am here to commiserate with the families of Olakunri and Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

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“This is a massive tragedy, as you can imagine.

“We have seen it replicated here and there, which is kidnapping, death and killings.”

The VP had revealed on Saturday night that he had spoken on phone with the bereaved elder statesman.

He had tweeted: “I spoke earlier today with Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on the sad news of the death of his daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin.

“I pray the Lord comforts him and the entire family.

“Our security agencies have been tasked with ensuring (that) perpetrators of this crime are apprehended and brought to justice.”

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