A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has condemned killing the of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, by persons suspected to be herdsmen.
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 development in a series of tweets published on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, Fani-Kayode said: “I have just spoken to my brother Yinka Odumakin and he has confirmed to me that the daughter of our very own Baba Fasoranti, the leader of Afenifere, was slaughtered by Fulani herdsmen in Ore today. 😭 This is the final straw. The Yoruba MUST act NOW. We must defend our people!
“I call on my brother,Aare Ona Kakanfo Gani Adams,who I just broke the news to and who is presently in Mali, to come home quickly, rise to the occasion and, in consultation with others, organise the defence of the Yoruba people and determine what our next line of action will be,” Fani-Kayode said.
I have just spoken to my brother Yinka Odumakin and he has confirmed to me that the daughter of our very own Baba Fasoranti, the leader of Afenifere, was slaughtered by Fulani herdsmen in Ore today. 😭
This is the final straw. The Yoruba MUST act NOW. We must defend our people!
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) July 12, 2019