Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the leader of Afenifere whose daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin, was killed on the Kajola-Ore road, Ondo State, on Friday, July 12 by armed gang has claimed that herdsmen have taken over while raising alarm on the state of Nigeria.

The grieving nonagenarian spoke on Sunday when Otunba Gbenga Daniel, the former governor of Ogun State, and other sympathisers paid him a condolence visit.

In a video in circulation, Pa Fasoranti, who was in tears said, in Yoruba language, that the country was at war, and that Fulani herdsmen were scaring people and occupying farmlands across the nation.


His words: “May God continue to protect us because we are at war. When we go to the farm we meet them (herdsmen) there; that even scares us. We cannot go to our fathers’ land again.

“If we plant crops, they (herdsmen) won’t allow it be. So we must continue to pray and may God continue to answer our prayers.”

President Muhammadu Buhari, earlier on Saturday, was in phone contact with the Yoruba leader.

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A statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said Buhari condoled with the grieving nonagenarian, wishing him the comfort of God, and fortitude to bear the great loss.

“He also assured that security agencies would spare no effort to apprehend the culprits, and bring them to justice”, it added.