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Suspected Herdsmen kill daughter of Leader of Pan-Yoruba Socio-political Organization

Mrs Funke Olakunrin, 58 yr-old daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of the Pan-Yoruba Organization, Afenifere was shot and killed by suspected herdsmen while travelling to Lagos.

In a report by Sahara Reporters, the son of Pa Fasoranti explained how his sister was shot and killed.

“The news about her death is very correct and I just came back to Akure with her body tonight from Ore town. She was on her way to Lagos after she left her father’s house Friday morning when the gunmen attacked.”

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“Her vehicle was ambushed around Ore town by the gunmen but I can’t state the exact number of them that attacked them. The gunmen started shooting at them at the Ore expressway and the driver had to quickly turn back but unknown to him there are some of them (gunmen) in the bush by the other side,” he stated.

The attackers shot sporadically firing at tyres of the SUV she was travelling along with four other people; the driver, a cook and two of her nephews.

“Sadly, she was hit by a bullet and was rushed to a hospital but police but she lost too much blood and she died minutes after.

“By the time the police would respond, about 30 minutes later, the gunmen had run back into the bush after hearing the sound of the patrol van. Nobody was kidnapped inside her own vehicle. 

“Although, those who were wounded were rushed to a hospital and have been checked by doctors and they are fine. I learnt that there was another bus travelling behind them and it was in that vehicle they abducted a man and left his wife,” he said. 

Herdsmen attack have been on the rise this year in the oil rich country.

Source: SaharaReporters

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