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‘Herdsmen’ Kill Daughter Of Afenifere Chairman

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Nigerians React As Gunmen Kill Daughter Of Afenifere Leader

Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has been killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen, the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, has said.

Naija News reports that this was made known in a terse message sent to The PUNCH on Friday by the spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin.

The spokesman for Afenifere 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 reads: “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.

Meanwhile, Naija News understands that the deceased is the second child of 94-year-old Fasoranti to die. The elder statesman had also lost a daughter, Bunmi, some years ago.


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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am