The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday condemned the killing of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
It charged the President Muhammadu Buhari government to ensure that the perpetrators are apprehended and brought to justice.
In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP also charged the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu to ensure that those behind the killing are nabbed.
The main opposition also lamented over what it termed the “unpardonable lethargy in apprehending Funke’s killers since Friday.”
It described as “heartrending that under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, our nation has become a killing field and large funeral palour with insurgents, bandits and assassins having a field day
waylaying and killing innocent compatriots, especially those making very useful contributions to the development of our nation.”
The statement reads: “Our party is worried that security agencies are rather engaging in debates over the identity of the killers and hurriedly pointing to a case of abduction even before any extensive investigation has been carried out on the horrific and dastardly act.
“PDP bewails that the killing of Olakunrin marks yet another national
loss occasioned by the “failure of the Buhari administration to secure
the nation beyond lip service, a development that has emboldened
marauders in our country.”
Stressing that Olakunrin must not die in vain, PDP said: “Our dear
nation must not continue to lose her finest and brightest in the hands
of bandits. Our party therefore charges the authorities to go beyond
condolence messages from Abuja and take concrete steps to apprehend Funke Olakunrin’s killers, as well as ensure security of lives in our nation.”
Condoling with Pa Fasoranti, the opposition party charged “the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to take immediate and decisive steps, beyond the lip service of the Buhari administration, to track down the killers without further delay and make them face the full wrath of the law, no matter who they are.”