Armed robbers not Fulani herdsmen killed Afenifere leader’s daughter – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari while sending his condolences to the Afenifere leader, Pa Fasoranti whose daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin, was killed on Friday, debunked the claim that it is linked to Fulani herdsmen.Armed robbers not Fulani herdsmen killed Afenifere leader’s daughter - Buhari


On Friday, it was reported that Afenifere leader’s daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin, was shot dead after being attacked alongside other road users by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Ore junction in Ondo State.

However in a statement from President Buhari, Pa Reuben Fasoranti’s daughter was killed by armed robbers and not Fulani herdsmen as claimed by eyewitnesses and her family. The statement by President Buhari’s Special Adviser on (Media & Publicity) Femi Adesina on Twitter reads,

“President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, whose daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin was killed along Ondo-Ore road by those described as armed robbers by Ondo Police Command.He prays God to give Pa Fasoranti fortitude to bear the loss.”

The spokesperson for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin confirming the death of Pa Fasoranti’s daughter said;

“We have confirmed the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin (58), daughter of our leader, Chief Fasoranti.

“Eyewitness accounts say she died of gunshots from Fulani herdsmen who shot her at Ore junction in Ondo State earlier today.

“She was coming from Akure when the armed Fulani herdsmen came from the bush to attack her and other vehicles.

“Her domestic staff in the car with her also sustained gunshots. This is one death too many and a clear we-can-take-it-nomore death.”

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