- Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, has said the death of Funke Olakunrin could cause great chaos in the country
- The group also lamented the inability of security forces in the country to bring criminals to book
- Ohanaeze criticised the government for hasty conclusion on who may have killed the victim
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, has said that the murder of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Fasoranti, could throw the country into great unrest.
The group, in a statement by Nnia Nwodo, the president general of the group, said that the continued inability of security forces in the country to bring criminals to justice is a source of worry, The Cable reports.
Nwodo also said that the comment by the federal government that robbers and not herdsmen killed Fasoranti’s daughter worsened the whole situation.
He added that the atrocities by armed men in the country reached its peak with the killing of the woman.
“The continuous rampaging, plunder, r*pe, and murder of innocent Nigerians by armed herdsmen has climbed to a most worrisome crescendo.
“The inability of our security forces to disarm and prosecute these criminals gives credibility to a growing story of collusion,” said.
The group also said that government was hasty in concluding that that the victim was killed by armed robbers.
He said in another part of the statement: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo warns that this latest murder is capable of throwing our country into uncontrollable break down of law and order.
“The hasty conclusion by the federal government that she was killed by armed robbers and not the suspected herdsmen who are known to have laid siege on all parts of the country perpetrating acts of banditry and killings further exacerbates the already tense situation.”
Ohanaeze also offered their condolences to the bereaved family, adding that the political leaders must come together to confront the security challenges in the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the police command in Ondo, through its spokesman, Femi Joseph, on Saturday, July 13, revealed how Funke
Confirming the sad development in his speech to newsmen, Joseph admitted that he was not aware that Funke was Fasoranti's daughter.
Legit.ng also reported that the message to the family of Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti, over the killing of Olakunrin by unknown gunmen.
The national security official of the cattle breeders’ union, Baba Uthman, who sympathised with the Fasorantis described the death as a huge loss to the nation.
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