A former Presidential media aide, Reno Omokri, has condemned the killing 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 tweet published on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, Omokri said: “I am in shock! Herdsmen have killed the daughter of the leader of Afenifere? Who is safe in Nigeria? Do we have a government? Shot in broad daylight. By herdsmen? May General @MBuhari‘s RUGA PERISH. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER. Nigerians must stop dying for herdsmen! Oh, Nigeria!”
I am in shock! Herdsmen have killed the daughter of the leader of Afenifere? Who is safe in Nigeria? Do we have a government? Shot in broad daylight. By herdsmen? May General @MBuhari‘s RUGA PERISH. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER. Nigerians must stop dying for herdsmen! Oh Nigeria!
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) July 12, 2019