Following the death of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa. Reuben Fasoranti who was shot by suspected herdsmen, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has sympathised with the family.
The national security official of the cattle breeders’ union, Baba Uthman, describes the death of Funke Olakunrin as a huge loss to the nation – Uthman urges the media to refrain from arriving at conclusions and allow security agencies enough time to investigate the violence.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has sent a condolence message to the family of Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti, over the killing of his daughter, Funke Olakunrin by unknown gunmen. The national security official of the cattle breeders’ union, Baba Uthman, who sympathised with the Fasorantis described the death of Funke Olakunrin as a huge loss to the nation, Premium Times reports.
Miyetti Allah also urged the media to refrain from arriving at conclusions and allow security agencies enough time to investigate the violence. “As we express sincere heartfelt condolence to the family of the deceased, we are left in a deep shock on how a section of the media in collaboration with elements in the country that are held bane (sic) on using every opportunity available to them to fuel crisis as they continue the negative profiling of Fulanis for their total annihilation by jumping into a mischievous conclusion that she was killed by herdsmen, he said.
MACBAN noted that it was very unprofessional, unpatriotic for the media to report the tragedy in a manner that creates negative profiling of Fulanis. The group called on security agencies to swing into action, and unravel the perpetrators to bring them to justice in the shortest possible time. Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the killers of Funke Olakunrin, the second daughter of Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti, will face justice.
Osinbajo made the statement on Saturday, July 13, in a condolence message to the Fasoranti family over the death of Funke who was killed by suspected kidnappers on Friday, July 12. The Vice-president said he had earlier spoken with Reuben Fasoranti on the sad news of the death of his daughter, adding that security agencies had been tasked with ensuring perpetrators of the crime are apprehended and brought to justice.