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What Obasanjo said to the killing of Afenifere leader’s daughter

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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has described the killing of the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, late Mrs Funke Olakunri, by suspected herdsmen as a worrisome development for Nigeria.

Obasanjo on Saturday said that Nigeria has been diminished by the murder which happened at a time when all well-meaning Nigerians were preaching tolerance and political accommodation in national poltics.

He said this in a condolence letter to Pa Fasoranti, by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Saturday in Abeokuta.

Obasanjo tasked security agents to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime in the interest of justice.

The message reads, “This is a worrisome development in our polity, especially, at a time when all well-meaning Nigerians are preaching tolerance and political accommodation in national politics.

“I must say, Nigeria, as a whole, is diminished by the manner of Funke’s death. We deplore this dastardly act and seize this opportunity to call on governments at all levels to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that our security agents vigorously pursue and find the perpetrators of such heinous crime and make them face the full weight of the law.

“We must, together, find solution to all acts of insecurity in the country, particularly acts of banditry, kidnapping, robbery and killing by the suspected Fulani herdsmen

“As you mourn the tragic loss of our very dear Funke, please be assured of the sympathy and profound sorrow of many others like me who are saddened by the manner of her demise, especially as she still had a lot to contribute to the nation and her family to which she was highly devoted.

“Let me also implore you to be strong for the entire family. I pray that God Himself will comfort you and sustain the whole family in this hour of painful trial. And may the soul of the dear departed rest in perfect peace.

“Because, I have to be in Morocco, I am sending a delegation of Otunba Oluwole Fasawe and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola with this letter and to personally deliver my condolence.”

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