UPDATED: Suspected Herdsmen Kill Afenifere Chairman’s Daughter, Funke Olakunri

Mrs. Funke Olakunri, daughter of the Chairman of Afenifere socio-cultural organisation, Reuben Fasoranti, has been reportedly killed by suspected herdsmen on Friday. 

Olakunri, 58, was allegedly killed by the suspected herdsmen in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area in Ondo State, Nigeria. 

The incident was confirmed by the spokesperson of socio-cultural group, Yinka Odumakin, on Friday night. 

“We have confirmed the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin (58), daughter of our leader, Chief Fasoranti,” said Odumakin.

“Eyewitness accounts say she died of gunshots from Fulani herdsmen who shot her at Ore junction in Ondo State earlier today.


“She was coming from Akure when the armed Fulani 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,” he told Punch.

Reacting, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said: “I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, the Chairman of Afenifere. This is one death too many.” 


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