The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says the killing of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, by persons suspected to be herdsmen, should be a “wake-up call” to Yorubas.
Yaahoo Journalist had reported earlier that the spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, announced the death of the daughter of the Afenifere Chairman in a terse message sent to The PUNCH on Friday.
Odumakin said late Mrs. Olakunrin, a 58-year-old woman, was heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen.
The statement quoted the spokesman for Afenifere, to have 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,” the statement by issued by Odumakin on Friday said.
Reacting to the killing in a terse statement published by Amaka Ekwo, the handler of his Twitter handle @MaziNnamdiKanu, the IPOB leader said: “The brazen terror attack on Yoruba soil by Fulani terrorists must not go unanswered. Let the murder of the daughter of Afenifere Chairman, Funke Fasoranti Olakunrin be another wake-up call.”
The brazen terror attack on Yoruba soil by Fulani terrorists must not go unanswered. Let the murder of the daughter of Afenifere Chairman, Funke Fasoranti Olakunrin be another wake-up call.
By @MaziNnamdiKanu https://t.co/X2aN1T4sIG
— Amaka Ekwo (@Amaka_Ekwo) July 13, 2019