President Muhammadu Buhari has absolved Fulani Herdsmen of being responsible for the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasorant.
It will be recalled that the spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin had confirmed to the media, on an eyewitness account, that Fulani herdsmen were responsible for the Killing of Mrs. Olakunrin on Friday.
According to him, Fulani herdsmen had emerged from the bush, on her way to Ore and started shooting at her car. She reportedly died through injury sustained from the shooting.
But reacting to the incident, President Muhammadu Buhari, through his special assistant on media, Femi Adesina, condoled with Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, while absolving herdsmen of any involvement.
According to the President, those “described as armed robbers by Ondo Police Command” carried out the attack. The southwest chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has also reportedly blamed the killing on kidnappers rather than Fulani herdsmen.
Odumakin, said this in a terse message sent to a national newspaper on Friday that better 58-year-old 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.”
Read Fani-Kayode Reacts below
To The Killing Of Fasorati’s Daughter
A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the killing of daughter to Afenifere leader, Ruben Fasoranti, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin.
Mrs. Funke Olakunrin was reportedly killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Thursday. The report quoted an eyewitness as saying that the 58-year-old died of gunshot wounds.
According to the eyewitness, Olakunrin was suspected shot by Fulani herdsmen at Ore junction in Ondo State earlier on Friday. Reacting Fani-Kayode on his Twitter Page described the killing as ‘the final straw.’
He tweeted, “I have just spoken to my brother Yinka Odumakin and he has confirmed to me that the daughter of our very own Baba Fasoranti, the leader of Afenifere, was slaughtered by Fulani herdsmen in Ore today. This is the final straw. The Yoruba MUST act NOW. We must defend our people!”