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Buhari Mourns as Robbers Kill Daughter of Pa Fasoranti, Afenifere Leader


People suspected to be gunmen on Friday night killed Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

58-years-old Mrs Olakunrin was killed along the Kajola-Ore road, in Ondo State.

Yoruba socio-cultural group Afenifere claimed Mrs. Olakunrin was killed by those suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, but the police said the killers were robbers.

Last night, President Muhammadu Buhari commiserated with the Afenifere leader on the death of his daughter.

In a statement by his Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, 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 of Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, in a terse message sent to The PUNCH on Friday said Mrs. Olakunrin was killed by Fulani herdsmen.

According to Odumakin, the woman was heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen.

He said: “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.



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