- The IGP has reacted to the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin in Ore, Ondo state by suspected killer herdsmen
- The police boss has assured Nigerians that the culprits will be found and made to face the full weight of the law
- The IGP also ordered the total overhaul of security architecture on the highways straddling the southern part of the country
The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has assured Nigerians that the killers of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasorantin will be found and made to face the full weight of the law.
The IGP's assurance was contained in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Saturday, July 13 by the force public relations officer, DCP Frank Mba.
According to the police boss, the Ondo state police command, backed by special forces and seasoned investigators from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, the Intelligence Response Team and the Technical Intelligence Unit deployed from the force headquarters, Abuja, on his directives, have already commenced a massive manhunt for the killers with a view to tracking, arresting and bringing them to justice.
While condemning the heinous and barbaric crime, the IGP, as part of measures to prevent a future occurrence of such incidence, ordered the total overhaul of security architecture on the highways straddling the southern part of the country.
In this vein, the commissioners of police in the affected states were ordered by the IGP to emplace adequate security arrangement in their areas of jurisdiction.
“He equally assures the nation that the force headquarters has perfected plans to replicate the special security arrangement powered by “Operation Puff Adder” currently ongoing in Kaduna- Abuja expressway in key highways in the southern part of the country.
“The IGP further reiterates the fact that the force will not rest on its oars until sanity is restored in every nook and cranny of the country.
“He therefore calls for calm and support from all Nigerians, especially residents of Ondo state, in aid of the current investigation,” the statement noted.
Meanwhile, Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Friday, July 12, condemned the killing of Mrs. Olakunrin.
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.
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