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Killing of Fasoranti’s Daughter: Don’t blame us when we react — Gani Adams

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has said the Yoruba ethnic nationality will react to the killing of the daughter of a senior leader of the Afenifere.

It said the group should not be blamed when that happens.

Reuben Fasoranti’s daughter, Funke Olakunrin, was shot dead Friday along Kajola-Ore Road in Ondo State.

Police said she was attacked by kidnappers, but the Afenifere, an influential Yoruba sociopolitical group, was killed by Fulani herders. Herdsmen have been blames for several kidnapping and attacks on travelers recently.

Senior political figures, including President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo, have condemned the attack.

Mr Fasoranti, 94, has been receiving condolences from Nigerians since the news of the incident was made public.

Mr Adams, who is the leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress, once a militant group in the south west, on Saturday described Mrs Olakunrin’s killing as “one too many”.

In a statement by his media assistant, Kehinde Aderemi, Mr Adams said the Yoruba were not at a loss as to what to do to end the “atrocities of Fulani herdsmen”, but had continuously issued statements to call the attention of the world to the development.

“We only want the whole world to know what has been done and being done to our people,” he said.

“They should be aware of the actions that preceded our reaction when it eventually comes.

“We are not bereft of ideas of how to stop this criminality on our land.

“It is just so that we should not be blamed when the reaction comes.

“We are like the proverbial goat that is being chased.

“When it gets to the wall, it will certainly react. We are at that stage now.”

Mr Adams said the Yoruba had been meeting over a period of three weeks on the security threat to its people, calling on governors of the South West states to ensure the conclusion of their security summit.

 

 

– Premium Times

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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