The Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti’s daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin, has been killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen,
The killing of the daughter of The National Leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation (Afenifere), Pa Reuben Fasoranti has been confirmed by Nigerian Police.
Femi Joseph, The spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command said
“We have not established whether the woman is related to Pa Fasoranti or not.”
He disclosed that some other passengers were kidnapped during the incident, which happened on Friday.
Femi stated that the hoodlums struck on the Benin-Sagamu Expressway. The attack involved two vehicles, one of which was shot at by the attackers.
“What happened was that the hoodlums attacked two vehicles, one Toyota Land Cruiser which was conveying the deceased and four others.
“When we (police) got to the scene, we rushed her to the hospital, unfortunately we lost her.
“The hoodlums also attacked a vehicle belonging to Young Shall Grow carrying about four passengers who were abducted by the attackers.
“We were able to rescue all those that were kidnapped except one passenger who is still being held.
“But our men are already in the bush working to rescue the hostage and apprehend the perpetrators.”
It was gathered that the 58-year-old woman was heading for Akure, Ondo State from Lagos when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen.
Her domestic staff in the car was also said to have sustained gunshots wounds.
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