Following the reported Death of Afenifere chieftain's Daughter, Pa Fa Reuben fasoranti, the Yoruba youth socio-cultural group Association (YYSA) has come out to issue a three days ultimatum to Miyetti Allah to fish out the killers of Mrs Funke olakunrin, by persons suspected to be herdmen in Ondo state yesterday.
Confirming the murder of the daughter of the factional leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group to journalists, its spokesman, Mr Yinka Odumakin in a statement said 58-year-old Mrs Olakunrin was killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen while heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, where she was attacked and shot by her attackers.
He said: “We have confirmed the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, 58, daughter of our leader. Eyewitness accounts said she died of gunshots from herdsmen who shot her at Ore junction in Ondo State earlier today (yesterday).
“She was coming from Akure when the armed herdsmen came from the bush to attack her and other vehicles, her domestic staff in the car also sustained gunshots”.
In a statement signed by its National President, Olalekan Hammed, and made available to Urban Express News Online in Ibadan, YYSA, stated: “We receive the news of the sudden death of Mrs Olakunrin with great shock.
“We want the federal government to order immediate investigation on the matter, because the culprits should not go unpunished.
“We also give the so-called Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Ondo State chapter, three days to fish out the suspected killers of Mrs Olakunrin.
“We are having an emergency meeting tomorrow (today) in Ibadan to discuss the next line of action.”
Meanwhile, president Mohammadu Buhari has commiserated with the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti on the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin
In a statement obtained from a verified facebook account of the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adeshina, said the president condoles with the family
“The Deceased was reportedly shot on Friday along the kajola ore road, in Ondo state by those the police described as armed robbers”
The statement put further that the president prayed that God will Pa Fasoranti, and give him the fortitude to bear the grievous loss
He said the president had also directed security agencies to swing into action and bring the hoodlum to justice in the shortest possible time.
The Ondo state Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, while condemning the murder of Mrs Olakunrin, said it was unacceptable.
In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo, the governor appealed to residents of the state to remain calm and directed the Police to unravel the perpetrators of the murder.
“Already, the Commissioner of Police has been directed to comb all forests of Ondo State to bring to book, these bloodthirsty murderers. There is no hiding place for such in Ondo State.”
Former vice president Atiku Abubakar in a tweet @atiku: said “I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the killing of Mrs Olakunrin. This is one death too many. I call on the security services to initiate speedy and thorough investigations to bring her killers to book and stem the epidemic of insecurity in our land.
“My prayers and deep compassion go to Fasoranti, his family and the entire membership of Afenifere. My family and I stand shoulder to shoulder with you at this trying time, even as we pray for the repose of Mrs Olakunrin’s soul.
“Peace must return to Nigeria, by every means possible. Enough of this! Enough of this!”
Mrs Olakunrin is the second child of 94-year-old Fasoranti to die, the elder statesman having also lost a daughter, Bunmi, some years ago.