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Following the reported Death of Afenifere chieftain’s Daughter, Pa Fa Reuben fasoranti, the Yoruba
youth socio-cultural group Association (YYSA) has come out  to issue a three days ultimatum
to Miyetti Allah to fish out the killers of Mrs Funke olakunrin, by persons suspected to be herdmen in
Ondo state yesterday.
Confirming the murder of the daughter of the
factional leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group to journalists, its
spokesman, Mr Yinka Odumakin in a statement said 58-year-old Mrs Olakunrin
was killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen while heading to Ore Junction
from Akure, Ondo State, where she was attacked and shot by her attackers.

He said: “We have confirmed the death of Mrs.
Funke Olakunrin, 58, daughter of our leader. Eyewitness accounts said she died
of gunshots from herdsmen who shot her at Ore junction in Ondo State earlier
today (yesterday).
“She was coming from Akure when the armed
herdsmen came from the bush to attack her and other vehicles, her domestic
staff in the car also sustained gunshots”.
In a statement signed by its National President,
Olalekan Hammed, and made available to Urban Express News Online in Ibadan,
YYSA, stated: “We receive the news of the sudden death of Mrs Olakunrin with
great shock.
“We want the federal government to order
immediate investigation on the matter, because the culprits should not go
“We also give the so-called Miyetti Allah Cattle
Breeders Association (MACBAN), Ondo State chapter, three days to fish out the
suspected killers of Mrs Olakunrin.
“We are having an emergency meeting tomorrow
(today) in Ibadan to discuss the next line of action.”
Meanwhile, president Mohammadu Buhari has
commiserated with the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti on the death of
his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin
In a statement obtained from a verified facebook
account of the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi
Adeshina, said the president condoles with the family
“The Deceased was reportedly shot on Friday along
the kajola ore road, in Ondo state by those the police described as armed
The statement put further that the president
prayed that God will Pa Fasoranti, and give him the fortitude to bear the grievous
He said the president had also directed security
agencies to swing into action and bring the hoodlum to justice in the shortest possible
The Ondo state Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, while
condemning the murder of Mrs Olakunrin, said it was unacceptable.
In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and
Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo, the governor appealed to residents of the state
to remain calm and directed the Police to unravel the perpetrators of the
“Already, the Commissioner of Police has been directed to comb all
forests of Ondo State to bring to book, these bloodthirsty murderers. There is
no hiding place for such in Ondo State.”
vice president Atiku Abubakar in a tweet @atiku: said
condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the killing of Mrs Olakunrin. 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 Fasoranti, his family and
the entire membership of Afenifere. My family and I stand shoulder to shoulder
with you at this trying time, even as we pray for the repose of Mrs Olakunrin’s
“Peace must return to Nigeria, by every means possible. Enough of
this! Enough of this!”
Mrs Olakunrin is the second child of 94-year-old Fasoranti to
die, the elder statesman having also lost a daughter, Bunmi, some years ago.

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