President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, over the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin.

Pa Reuben Fasoranti

While praying that God would comfort her family, the President directed security agencies to fish out the killers.

Initial reports on Friday claimed that she was killed by suspected herdsmen.

But, the Presidency, in a statement conveying Buhari’s condolence, said, “The deceased was reportedly shot Friday along the Kajola-Ore road, in Ondo State, by those the police described as armed robbers.”

The statement was signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

It added, “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.

Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Pa Fasoranti, was said to have been killed on Friday by suspected herdsmen as she was heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, when she was attacked and shot dead.

Afenifere’s spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, confirmed the killing of the 58-year old Olakunrin on Friday.

According to Odumakin, who spoke with The PUNCH, “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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