Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo took time out to travel to Akure to visit Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti to offer his condolences for his daughter’s death.
The 94-year-old leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation had lost his daughter, Funke Olukunri to shootings from suspected herdsmen on her way back to Lagos from Akure. The vice president who was accompanied by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State visited Pa Reuben and the Olukunri family on Sunday morning.
He described Funke’s death as a tragedy and reiterated the importance of good security in the country. He met with the widower, Idowu Olakunri, children of the deceased, grandchildren and other family members. He told journalists “As you know, I am here to commiserate with the families of Olakunri and Pa Reuben Fasoranti.”
He also talked about the federal government exploring all options to address the growing cases of security challenges in Nigeria, including the deployment of soldiers on the highways to watch flashpoints on the roads. he said “As close as we get to the community policing structure that we expect to have while we are engaging the Army so that there will be a bit of more military presence, especially along the roads. This is to hasten the search for these killers and also to ensure that there is adequate presence to deter this kind of terrible situation from reoccurring.”
Yemi Osinbajo also added that the federal government has been doing all that they can to beef up security across the country and make sure that the people are protected. He said “We are looking at the whole security architecture and trying to ensure that we are able to scale up and ensure that we are able to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians. Security in a big country like Nigeria as you can imagine the challenge is dynamic and we also have to be consistently dynamic and ensure that we are able to beat the challenges as they appear.”
We hope that this tragedy will make the federal government and in fact state governments more proactive to issues relating to security.
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