Funke Olakurin, daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the 94-year-old leader of Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, was reportedly shot dead in Ore, Ondo State, today, reports NewsMakersNG.
Spokesman of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, confirmed to The PUNCH that suspected herdsmen were responsible for the killing.
Odumakin said the 58-year-old woman was heading to Ore junction from Akure, when she was attacked.
“We have confirmed the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin (58), daughter of our leader, Chief Fasoranti,” he was quoted to have said.
“Witness accounts say she died of gunshots from herdsmen who shot her at Ore junction in Ondo state earlier today.
“She was coming from Akure when the armed herdsmen came from the bush to attack her and other vehicles.
“Her domestic staff in the car with her also sustained gunshots. This is one death too many and a clear we-can-take-it-no-more death.”