Buhari Speaks On Killing Of Afenifere Leader’s Daughter, Funke By Gunmen

Buhari Speaks On Killing Of Afenifere Leader’s Daughter, Funke By Gunmen
The late Mrs Funke olakunrin

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of Afenifere leader’s daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin.

Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Ruben Fasoranti, was 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, 58, was shot by gunmen at Ore junction in Ondo State earlier on Friday. Some quarters suspect the gun men to Fulani herdsmen but the Police say the men were robbers.

However, reacting, Buhari in a terse statement by his Special Adviser on (Media & Publicity) Femi Adesina on Twitter said, “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,” he added.

Femi Joseph, spokesman for the police in Ondo state explained in an interview with Punch that Mrs Funke Olakunrin was killed by suspected robbers in broad day on Friday.

He said three vehicles belonging to

“Young Shall Grow Motors Limited, a Toyota Land Cruiser SUV with Registration Number LAGOS AAA 147 FM and a Toyota Camry were attacked by the bandits. He did not indicate in the interview with Punch whether the bandits were herdsmen”

He said Olakunrin was inside a Toyota Land Cruiser when she was shot while one traveller identified as Gerald Igbuoyikha was kidnapped by the gunmen.

“Three vehicles were ambushed by gunmen at Kajola on the Benin-Ore Expressway around 2pm.

“One woman named Funmi Olakunrin was shot but died before our men could take her to the hospital. The woman (deceased) was travelling in a Toyota SUV.

“One man in another Toyota Camry Car was abducted by the gunmen. Our men have rescued seven men travelling in the commercial bus belonging to Young Shall Grow Motors Limited.

“We have begun search for the man that was abducted and to get the hoodlums.”

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