Fasoranti’s daughter’s death: Adebanjo weeps, calls for drastic measures to end security challenges
Chief Ayo Adebanjo who led members of the Afenifere group to Akure residence of their leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, on Saturday wept openly over the killing of the daughter of Fasoranti, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin.
Adebanjo while speaking condemned the silence of the Federal Government over the continued killing in the land by Fulani herdsmen despite all the cries by the people across the country.
He decried the situation where the state governors are not empowered to deal with the security situation in their domain.
He also decried a situation where a supposed federal state is being run in a unitary structure and lamented the fact that governors who are said to be Chief Security Officers of their various states had no authority to give instructions to Commissioner of Police in a critical situation like this.
He enumerated several murderous activities of the Fulani militia which he said started with the killing of 800 Christians in Southern Kaduna and just as the Vice President deployed military personnel to the area, another incident happened in their presence.
He said the incident corroborated the view expressed by Maj. Gen T .Y Danjuma that the Federal Government and the Presidency are part of the complexity of Fulani militia.
According to him, other incidents include massacre in Agatu, other parts of Benue and now the present killing in the South West are like an arrow to the soul of Yoruba people
He called on the south-west governors to fight for the people of the region who elected them, saying “don’t forget you are supposed to defend us and for one reason or the other you can’t talk, you’re in an alliance and your people are being killed, kidnapped, raped, maimed and you keep quiet, don’t worry God is in control but don’t forget you will come back home.”
He prayed to God to give Fasoranti and the entire family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.