- The killing of Funke Olakunrin in Ore, Ondo state by suspected killer herdsmen have continued to generate reactions
- Olakunrin is the daughter of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, a prominent leader in the foremost Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere
- Governors Seyi Makinde and Kayode Fayemi have both condemned the killing
Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Friday, July 12, condemned the killing of Mrs. Olufunke Olakunrin, the daughter of the leader of the Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Governor Makinde, in statement signed by his chief press secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, described the dastardly act as shocking, saddening and despicable, adding that the security agencies must get to the roots of the incident.
He commiserated with Pa Fasoranti and the family, praying God to grant succour and comfort to the nonagenarian at this trying time.
He described the incident as signifying the "darkest hour" of our contemporary history as a nation, adding that only God could stand by and comfort the family at this time.
On his part, Governor Kayode Fayemi in a statement in Ado-Ekiti, described the gruesome killing of the 58 years old Mrs Olakunrin as very sad and devastating.
He urged the security agencies in the country to apprehend the killers and also come up with a comprehensive approach towards ending the menace of killings and kidnapping in several parts of the country.
Meanwhile, the Yorùbá Summit Group, the umbrella body of all Yoruba groups, have condemned the killing of Olakunrin.
In a statement sent to journalists on Saturday, July 13 by its publicity secretary, Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo, the group said the Nigerian nation has failed the Yoruba race.
“At this juncture, the Yorùbá Summit Group, the umbrella body of all Yoruba groups, will have to say to the whole Yoruba nation that we have just about had enough of this evil union that has failed the 60 million strong Yoruba people, yet again,” the group said.
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