Leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, whose daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, was killed on Friday by suspected kidnappers spoke on her death on Saturday.
He sad he never expected that he would not see his daughter again.
His words: “She came to me around 9 a.m. on Friday to bid me farewell. I never thought I would not see her again.”
Fasoranti who spoke while receiving dignitaries who were at his residence to commiserate with him however made a plea: President Buhari should find a solution to the killings in the country.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has called to commiserate with me. But all I need from the president is to find solutions to these killings in the country,” Fasoranti said.
Some of those who were on condolence visit to his Akure, Ondo State, residence were the governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Olakunrin was shot dead by suspected kidnappers on Friday along Kajola-Ore Road, Ondo State.
Her death has since drawn attention to the state of insecurity in the South-West, allegedly perpetrated by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Several individuals have continued to call on governments to ensure that adequate security was ensured in the country in general, particularly, the South-West.
On Saturday, eminent leaders of thought and nationalities in Nigeria under the aegis of Pro National Conference Organisations, PRONACO, for instance, called on the president, governors and other stakeholders to urgently put a strong machinery in motion for national political engagements to prevent a breakdown of law and order over the cruel and criminal killings in South-West by suspected armed Fulani robbers and bandits.
Project Nigeria Movement, PNM, led by Professor Ben Nwabueze, also expressed the same view.
In a statement issued by the spokesman of PRONACO and PNM, Olawale Okunniyi, the groups said: “We wish to state categorically that yesterday’s criminal murder of the daughter of the leader of the pan Yoruba movement, Afenifere, is wicked, ungodly and remains unacceptable and unbearable to our Pan Nigerian political platforms, PRONACO and the Project Nigeria Movement as it is capable of aggravating the already tense situation in the South-West and foisting unwanted civil strife on the country
“We, therefore, strongly call on President Muhammadu Muhammadu, Chairman of the Governors Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and National leader of the ruling APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, among others to urgently put a strong machinery in motion for national political engagements to prevent a breakdown of law and order over the cruel and criminal killings in South-West by armed Fulani robbers and bandits.”
Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba, Gani Adams, had also declared that it was time a stop was put to the killings in the South-West.
He warned that the world should not blame the Yoruba if they reacted to the atrocities of the Fulani in the South-West.