Nigerians over taken to Twitter to condemn the killing of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Concise News had earlier reported that the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation announced the killing of Olakunrin by suspected herdsmen on Friday.
The Olakunrin disclosed that the late Olakunrin, 58, was travelling to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, when she was attacked and shot by suspected herdsmen.
“We have confirmed the death of Mrs Funke Olakunrin (58), daughter of our leader, Chief Fasoranti,” Afenifere spokesman Yinka Odumakin said in a statement.
“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.”
Below are tweets from some Nigerians on the incident:
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
That Papa was among the Afenifere group that visited Buhari a couple of weeks ago. What did he discuss with Buhari regard to the Fulani Herdsmen? Shame! pic.twitter.com/AAByDMaKKW
— Lekan A. Lawal (@LawaLekanMD) July 12, 2019
I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, the Chairman of Afenifere. This is one death too many.
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) July 12, 2019
But let it be confirmed first that it was really herdsmen that killed the Afenifere's leader's daughter before the Yorubas retaliate. Because the Nigerian Police say it was armed robbers that killed her. Let's be cautious before we start unnecessary war.
— John Owoshuyi II (@johnowoshuyi) July 13, 2019
I dont even blame @atiku for not mentioning the names of the killers and kidnappers who everybody know have been terrorizing Benin/Ore road. The bereaved family and Afenifere could also not mention the name "Fulani Herdsmen". They dont want to get Buhari angry. pic.twitter.com/ziZo20eDZ4
— Free Liah Sharibu. (@AmeGerian01) July 12, 2019
This is the daughter mrs Folunke Olukunri of PA Reuben Fasiranti, the Afenifere chairman who was slaughtered by the herdsmen today at Ore junction in Ondo state pic.twitter.com/kaFw0cQmaP
— goodluck@goody (@goodlukgoody) July 12, 2019
Are Anekakanfo Ganiyu Adams told herdmen to steer clear the South West. They dared him by murdering Fasorenti the daughter of a top brass of Afenifere. Will Adams show that he wasnt joking? We live to see. pic.twitter.com/LSHpYz8dqN
— John Danfulani (@john_danfulani) July 12, 2019
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