Fasoranti’s daughter: Yoruba may be forced to adopt communal approach if… ― Ooni
As condemnations continued to greet the killing of the daughter of the national leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-Political group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on Saturday described the development as disgusting and highly condemnable.
He declared that Yoruba may be forced to adopt a communal security approach to tackle growing insecurity and killings should the federal government fail to do the needful to ensure the safety of lives and properties in the South West.
In a statement signed by Oba Ogunwusi’s director of media and public affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, made available to Tribune Online in Osogbo, the monarch described the killing of the daughter of the 93-year-old Pa Fasoranti by some suspected herdsmen along Benin/Ore expressway as unfortunate and condemnable.
Expressing dissatisfaction about the insecurity in the country, Ooni called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to urgently put an end to these incessant kidnappings and robbery attacks which have recently led to the untimely deaths of a countless number of people.
According to the statement “securing lives and properties of Nigerians is the primary responsibility of the government. What is happening to us in Yorubaland at the moment if not urgently curtailed by the government may force our people to come with a communal security approach which may not augur well for the unity of this country we have always laboured for.
“This is a disgusting payback to a man like Pa Fasoranti who has lived his life for the stability of this country. It is a height of terrorism which is highly condemnable regardless of the tribes involved, no one deserves to be killed.
“It is sad to realise that Nigeria that used to be safe and conducive for all forms of legitimate activities has been reduced to an insecure entity where innocent citizens now lose their lives and properties to some faceless miscreants on daily basis.
“This sad development is no doubt a wake up call on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, particularly to be ruthless in the fight against terrorism in any form in order to restore the peace and sanity of the country so that our people will not be compelled to take the law of justice in their own hands.
“I condole Pa Reuben Fasoranti, his immediate family and the Olakunrin family on this irreparable loss. I pray that the Almighty Olodumare (God) will comfort and uphold the families,” the statement added.