Nigerians received with shock the death of Funke Olakunrin, second daughter to an elder statesman, Reuben Fasoranti and leader of Afenifere, a socio-cultural organization, on Friday, July 12.
Mrs Olakunrin who was travelling from Akure to Ore was reportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen who emerged from the bush, shot and killed her.
Olakunrin’s death has since sparked fury from Nigeria’s political class, citizens and groups who have taken to social media to condemn the heinous act while calling for immediate clampdown of the perpetrators.
Below are some reactions of Nigerians on Twitter gathered by Platinum.ng:
Goodluck E. JonathanVerified account @GEJonathan
My heart goes out to Chief Reuben Fasoranti and his entire family over the untimely death of his daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, at the hands of suspected herdsmen.
Femi Fani-KayodeVerified account @realFFK
Still reeling from the shock of Mrs. Funke Fasoranti- Olakunrin’s murder and now I am told that unknown gunmen have stormed Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo’s home, murdered his uncle and abducted his step-mother even as she was nursing her 11-day old baby! Things have fallen apart!
Official PDP NigeriaVerified account @OfficialPDPNig
The PDP posits that Funke Olakunrin must not die in vain. Our dear nation must not continue to lose her finest and brightest in the hands of bandits. Our party therefore charges the authorities to go beyond condolence…
Senator Shehu SaniVerified account @ShehuSani
The murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin is tragic and condemnable. The perpetrators must be brought to book.
Atiku AbubakarVerified account @atiku
I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, the Chairman of Afenifere. This is one death too many.
Seyi Makinde @seyiamakinde
Our condolence visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti, like several others paid to families who have lost loved ones to the dastardly acts of criminals, shouldn’t have happened. May Mrs Funke Olakunrin’s soul rest in peace. Our heartfelt prayers are with the Fasoranti & Olakunrin families.
Eguando tone jeff @teguando1
For the death of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chief Fasoranti in Ore today without waiting for @police investigation. Since 2009 when my vehicle was attacked on my way to Benin from Lagos till date, there has been several unfortunate robbery incidents on that road.
Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi @BOGbadamosi
Triggering away the Soul of The Yoruba Nation. A murder too many. With great Sorrow and Sadness we the Yoruba Nation, announce the gruesome killing of the daughter of the Leader of Afẹ́nifẹ́re, Barrister Funke Fasoranti Olakunrin today, as she was on her way to Lagos.
Olufunke Lawson @bravefacefunkie
Mrs Funke Olakunrin RIP The perpetrators of your untimely death will know no peace until they are brought to justice!
Comrade Segun Onibiyo @AlphaMaleSMG
#RugaSettlement Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed the 53 year old daughter of Afenifere Leader, Funke Olakunrin. That thing @MBuhari & @OfficialAPCNg are looking for, they will get it.
Mrs Funke Olakunrin is presently the best reason why no sane human should rationalize #RUGA.
Mrs.Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti caught down by Fulani herdsmen. We warned on danger Buhari second term presidency posed to the prosperity, unity and development of this nation but Bola Tinubu and media under his control never listened.