Nigeria has been diminished by the murder of late Mrs. Funke Olakunri – Obasanjo


Sequel to the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunri, who was murdered in cold blood by suspected herdsmen, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the killing of the daughter of Afenifere Leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, as a worrisome development for Nigeria.

Obasanjo who spoke in a condolence letter to Pa Fasoranti, on Saturday, July 13, 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.

The former President said: “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”, Obasanjo said.