Atiku condemns killing of Afenifere leader’s daughter

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has condemned the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, during an attack on travellers on the Benin-Ore-Lagos expressway.

Mr. Abubakar who was the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in the last general election described the Friday killing as ” This is one death too many”.

He then called on security services to initiate speedy and thorough investigations to bring her killers to book.

Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader
Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader

“I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, the Chairman of Afenifere. This is one death too many,” he said in a tweet.

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“I call on the security services to initiate speedy and thorough investigations to bring her killers to book and stem the epidemic of insecurity in our land.

“My prayers and deep compassion go to Chief Reuben Fasoranti, his family and the entire membership of Afenifere.”

“My family and I stand shoulder to shoulder with you at this trying time, even as we pray for the repose of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin’s soul.

“Peace must return to Nigeria, by every means possible. Enough of this. Enough of this,” he said.

Mrs Olakunrin was said to be travelling to Ondo town from Lagos to commiserate with one of her relatives when the ugly incident happened.