The Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF) Saturday expressed shock about the killing of Pa Fasoranti’s daughter Mrs Funke Olakunrin.
It described the killing by suspected herdsmen as mindless and unacceptable.
The forum, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Lanre Ogundipe, blamed the Federal Government for the death, saying it was due to the alleged ineptitude of the security agencies.
The statement read: “ The Yoruba Unity Forum received with shock, sadness and trepidation, the news of the unfortunate killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Yoruba statesman and Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, by suspected herdsmen at Ore junction on her way from Akure;
“While YUF commiserates with the reverred Yoruba elder, his family, both nuclear and extended, and indeed all of Yorubaland on this unfortunate, yet preventable death, and sincerely pray that the gentle soul of Mrs. Olakunrin finds peace with her maker, we’re constrained to lay the entire blame of her sad demise on the doorstep of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We know for a fact that the Buhari government’s kid-gloves treatment of the murderous excesses of these herdsmen is enough filip for their continued killing of innocent souls, especially in places opposed to their archaic, backward, and crude method of pastoralism, hence, we see Mrs. Olakunrin’s murder, as another serie, in that devilish plot of theirs.
“Again, we’re alarmed by the claim that Mrs. Olakunrin’s killing was a failed armed robbery attack, for we’re yet to see where armed robbers, whose primary motive is to dispossess victims of their belongings, will kidnap or riddle the same victim’s car with bullets. YUF finds this claim spineless, and absolutely ill thought;
“YUF feels that, and rightly so too, that President Buhari’s continued emotional attachment to his folks; the Fulanis, to the detriment of the rest of the country, is already the fuel for the eventual arson of the whole country, if unchecked…
“ YUF reiterates her call for the total restructuring of the country, as that in our well informed opinion, is the panacea to the myriads of problems confronting a disjointed and faulty union like Nigeria’s. Failure to adhere restructuring principles – ‘Without immmediate restructuring along the lines of the 2014 National Conference Resolutions, the continued existence of Nigeria as one country is very much open to doubt.”