The national leader of the All Progressive Party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu visited the Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti in Akure to offer his condolences over the loss of Pa Reuben’s daughter, Funke Olakunrin.
The former governor flew to Akure on Sunday to pay his respects to the late woman and to show support for Pa Reuben. Funke had been shot on Friday along the Ore expressway while travelling back to Lagos from Akure. There has been speculations that the gunmen were herdsmen but there has been no confirmation by the police to the truth behind that speculation.
After the visit with Pa Reuben, Tinubu then spoke to the press telling them that “it is seriously sad and unacceptable but nobody can return alive, she has answered the call”. He then went on to say that they are currently recruiting policemen but that it takes a while to train them and deploy them.
When a journalist asked him about the suspicions that Funke had been killed by herdsmen, Tinubu was completely against the idea that herdsmen had been involved in the shooting. He said “Excuse me, I am extremely concerned about security and I don’t want a stigma. I can go through the history of kidnapping and you are mature enough. We know how it started, where it all started, there are a lot of copycats. ”
He then went on to add “How many years ago have we faced insecurity in this country and cases of kidnapping, is Evans who was arrested, and his disclosure, then a herdsman? I don’t want to be political. The question is ‘ where are the cows?’ ”
The police are still investigating the matter and would be filling in the blanks about who the suspected killers are. However, at this time, we send our condolences to the Fasoranti family on the loss of their daughter.
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