President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti over the killing of his daughter, Funke Olakunrin by gunmen along Benin/Ore Expressway on Friday.

Special adviser to the president on media, Femi Adesina who conveyed the president’s message in statement on twitter, said the killers were armed robbers as opposed to assertions that they were Fulani herdsmen.

“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,” Adesina wrote on his handle, @FemAdesina.

Afenifere spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin had in a statement earlier on Friday, said information available to the group is that the 58-year-old Funke was shot by Fulani herdsmen.

Late Funke Olakunrin

Meanwhile, Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has described the killing as unacceptable.

In a statement issued on his behalf by Donald Ojogo, Ondo commissioner for information, the governor said it was a dastardly act that has again heightened the level of fear that has pervaded the country.

“This sad development once again, heightens the level of fear that has pervaded our nation, even as it represents a despicable commentary in all ramifications,” he said.

“To say the least, it represents an unenviable turning point, the depth of everything that is evil. On behalf of the state executive council, the governor symphatises with our foremost leader and indeed the people of the state over this dastardly act.

“However, the governor wishes to appeal to all and sundry to remain calm and allow the Police to unravel the perpetrators of this murder. Already, the commissioner of police has been directed to comb all forests of Ondo state to bring to book, these bloodthirsty murderers. There is no hiding place for such in Ondo state.”

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