Yoruba socio – cultural organisation , Afenifere , says it has received information that Mrs . Funke Olakunrin , daughter of Afenifere chairman , Pa Reuben Fasoranti , has been killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen .
The spokesman for Afenifere , Mr . Yinka Odumakin , said this in a terse message sent to The PUNCH on Friday .
According to Odumakin , the 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 .”
Olufunke is the second child of 94 -year -old Fasoranti to die .
The elder statesman had also lost a daughter , Bunmi , some years ago .
Meanwhile, in a swift reaction, former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has unequivocally condemned the recent news of the killing of Afenifere Leader’s Daughter by Suspected Fulani Herders.
The former president made this known in a condolence message to the Fasoranti family describing the death of the victim as unfortunate as ‘Nigeria is diminished’ while calling on security agencies to quickly fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act as a way of curtailing the worrisome activities of suspected Fulani Herdsmen carrying out such heinous crimes across the country.
Check through to read more about Chief Obasanjo’s condolence letter as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG.