OBASANJO, ATIKU CONDEMNS THE KILLING AFENIFERE’S NATIONAL LEADERS’ DAUGHTER
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, have condemned the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, a daughter of Afenifere National Leader, Reuben Fasoranti.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the former president described the incident as unfortunate and worrisome, adding that Nigeria is diminished.
“I must say Nigeria as a whole is diminished by the manner of Funke’s death,” he said.
He, however, called on security agencies to bring those responsible for the heinous crime to justice.
“We deplore this dastardly act and seize this opportunity to call on governments at all levels to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that our security agents vigorously pursue and find the perpetrators of such heinous crime and make them face the full weight of the law.
“We must, together, find solution to all acts of insecurity in the country, particularly acts of banditry, kidnapping, robbery and killing by the suspected Fulani herdsmen”.
In the same vein, the former Vice President took to Twitter to condemn the incident, saying it is one death to many.
He also called on security agencies to commence investigations into the case while commiserating with the family of the deceased.
“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.
“I call on the security services to initiate speedy and thorough investigations to bring her killers to book and stem the epidemic of insecurity in our land. My prayers and deep compassion go to Chief Reuben Fasoranti, his family and the entire membership of Afenifere” he said.
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