Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, has confirmed that Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has been killed by suspected Fulani bandits.
The Publicity Secretary of Afenifere Mr. Yinka Odumakin, made the confirmation in a press statement issued on Friday.
The 58-year-old woman was said to be heading towards Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, when she was attacked and shot dead.
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Odumakin stated, “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.”
Mrs. Olakunrin is the second child of 94-year-old Fasoranti to die. The elder statesman had also lost a daughter, Bunmi, some years ago.