Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2019 polls, has condemned the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, the leader of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural organization.

Mrs Olakunrin was reportedly shot dead by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Ore junction in Ondo State on Friday.

Atiku, a former Vice President of Nigeria, tweeted on his handle, @atiku, on learning of the killing of Mrs Olakunrin.

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“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. I call on the security services to initiate speedy and thorough investigations to bring her killers to book and stem the epidemic of insecurity in our land.

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“My prayers and deep compassion go to Chief Reuben Fasoranti, his family and the entire membership of Afenifere. My family and I stand shoulder to shoulder with you at this trying time, even as we pray for the repose of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin’s soul. Peace must return to Nigeria, by every means possible. Enough of this. Enough of this!”

Mrs Olakunrin was killed on Friday while travelling in Ondo State. The police have promptly commenced investigations into the murder but Afenifere has blamed armed herdsmen for the menace.