Atiku, Akeredolu, Afenifere React As Suspected Herdsmen Kill Fasoranti’s Daughter In Ondo



Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Friday killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin , daughter of the National leader of the pan- Yoruba socio - political organisation , Afenifere , Chief Reuben Fasoranti.

According to a source , Olakunrin was killed along the Ore- Shagamu Expressway at Kajola Village in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state during an armed robbery .

The source said the deceased was on her way to Ondo town for a ceremony when the incident happened .
He said, “ The hoodlums started shooting as they stopped some vehicles on the highway to rob and kidnap the travellers . During the process , the woman was hit by a bullet while those who escaped sustained injuries . ”

Spokesman for the police in the state , Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, saying it was a robbery . He said three vehicles belonging to “Young Shall Grow Motors Limited , a Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep with Registration Number LAGOS AAA 147 FM and a Toyota Camry “ were involved in the incident.

He added that the deceased was in a Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep when she was shot while one traveller identified as Gerald Igbuoyikha was kidnapped by the gunmen .

He said, “ Three vehicles were ambushed by gunmen at Kajola on the Benin - Ore Expressway around 2pm .

“ One woman named Funmi Olakunrin was shot but died before our men could take her to the hospital . The woman (deceased) was travelling in a Toyota Jeep .

“ One man in another Toyota Camry Car was abducted by the gunmen . Our men have rescued seven men travelling in the commercial bus belonging to Young Shall Grow Motors Limited .

“ We have begun search for the man that was abducted and to get the hoodlums. ”

When our correspondent visited the residence of Chief Fasoranti , the atmosphere was mournful and all efforts to reach the Afenifere leader was unsuccessful as the security man at that gate said visitors were not allowed .

Spokesman for Afenifere , Yinka Odumakin, said they had been informed about Fasoranti ’ s daughter ’s killing.

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