The Yoruba Council of Elders has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to institute a high powered probe panel to investigate the killing of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Ruben Fasoranti.
We had reported that Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Ruben Fasoranti, was killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Thursday.
The report quoted an eyewitness as saying that the 58-year-old died of gunshot wounds.
According to the eyewitness, Olakunrin was shot by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Ore junction in Ondo State earlier on Friday.
YCE Secretary-General, Dr. Kunle Olajide, in a statement on Friday night said that the killers must be quickly apprehended and put on trial.
“Funke’s killing by suspected herdsmen is highly provocative. It is like these herdsmen are now taking their battle to Yoruba land but they must be checkmated.
“These herdsmen want to set Nigeria on fire. Yoruba leaders and elders will not fold their hands while lives of Yoruba are being wasted.
“For those in authority, they should act fast by apprehending Funke’s killers as failure to do so may have consequences. We want peace and unity in Nigeria but these herdsmen are creating problems which may have a boomerang effect.
“We hope that the killing wasn’t sponsored by some forces, if that should be the case, it will amount to a direct assault on the Yoruba nation.
“Our governors must now wake up and do something urgently to address the menace of herdsmen in the South-West. They should ban open nomadic grazing through legislation.”