By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF) on Saturday condemned the killing of the daughter of National leader of Pan Yoruba Socio Political group. Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti. Mrs Olufunke Olakunrin by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.
YUF in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan by its Publicity Secretary, Comrade Lanre Ogundipe asked Nigerians to blame the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government for the killings by the herdsmen.
YUF lamented in the statement that if the President Buhari led Federal government had taken the killings by the herdsmen as a serious matter, there would have been a stop to the wicked act saying, “we know for a fact, that the Buhari government’s kid-gloves treatment of the murderous excesses of these herdsmen is enough filip for their continued killing of innocent souls, especially in places opposed to their archaic, backward, and crude method of pastoralism, hence, we see Mrs. Olakunrin’s murder, as another series, in that devilish plot of theirs,”
“The Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF) received with shock, sadness and trepidation, the news of the unfortunate killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Yoruba statesman and Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, by suspected Fulani herdsmen, at Ore junction, on her way from Akure. While YUF commiserates with the revered Yoruba elder, his family, both nuclear and extended, and indeed all of Yorubaland, on this unfortunate, yet preventable death, and sincerely pray that the gentle soul of Mrs. Olakunrin finds peace with her maker, we’re constrained to lay the entire blame of her sad demise on the doorstep of President Muhammadu Buhari;,”it said
YUF in the statement frowned at the “claim that Mrs. Olakunrin’s killing was a failed armed robbery attack,” saying. ” for we’re yet to see where armed robbers, whose primary motive is to dispossess victims of their belongings, will kidnap or riddle the same victim’s car with bullets. YUF finds this claim spineless, and absolutely ill thought;’
YUF pointed out that “President Buhari’s continued emotional attachment to his folks; the Fulanis, to the detriment of the rest of the country, is already the fuel for the eventual arson of the whole country, if unchecked;”, adding, “whether in the attempt to establish a grazing reserve, cattle ranches, cattle colonies, special radio station, or the current RUGA that was hastily suspended, President Buhari has left no one in doubt of his morbid agenda to Fulanise the whole country,”
While reiterating its call for the total restructuring of the country, as the panacea to the myriads of problems confronting a disjointed and faulty union like Nigeria’s., YUF said, “Failure to adhere restructuring principles – ‘Without immmediate restructuring along the lines of the 2014 National Conference Resolutions, the continued existence of Nigeria as one country is very much open to doubt.’”
“As a Yoruba nation, we’re deeply saddened by this killing, and many that have become daily occurrences as a result of the alleged Buhari government’s gross ineptitude, and blatant bias towards the Fulanis”.