- Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the killing of six family members in Osun state
- The former minister of aviation said the attack cannot be justified under any circumstance
- Fani-Kayode insisted he would not apologise for condemning the killing of the family
Nigeria's former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode on Monday, March 15, strongly condemned the killing of a Fulani family of six in Osun state.
Fani-Kayode who expressed outrage at the tragic incident maintained that attacking the defenceless family was wrong.
He made the disclosure on Twitter via his handle, @realFFK saying the murder of innocents cannot be justified under any circumstance, adding that it cannot be described or deemed as a heroic act.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain went on to note that being Fulani should not be a death sentence.
While criticising those who condemned him for his statement, Fani-Kayode said he would not support the killing of innocent and defenceless people regardless of their tribe or faith.
Legit.ng recalls that gunmen killed six people in a village near Wasinmi, a community along Ife/Ibadan way, Osun state.
Identities of the perpetrators of the crime could not be immediately ascertained. However, police operatives, men of Oodua Peoples Congress and Hunters Group of Nigeria were said to have been deployed in the bush in the area.
The incident was confirmed by Osun Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola.
Meanwhile, some suspected gunmen on Saturday, March 13, struck in Kebbi and Niger states and abducted seven people including an 18-year-old girl, Naja’atu Faruk.
The kidnappers also shot a woman, Hajiya Nana Sanusi, in Kabbi while carrying out their nefarious act at Birnin Kebbi metropolis in Kebbi state.
Naja’atu was seized from her father’s residence where Hajiya Sanusi was shot.
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