It would have been a horrendous day for the 94-year-old administrator of the Yoruba sociocultural gathering, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, when he heard her little girl, Mrs Olufunke Olakunrin, had been killed by individuals suspected to be aggressor Fulani herders.
Olakunrin’s demise sent stun waves the nation over, with individuals from varying backgrounds identifying with the deprived and calling for equity to be allotted to the individuals who killed her without a second thought.
The 58-year-elderly person was allegedly going on the evening of July 12, 2019, at the Kajola pivot of the Benin-Ore-Ijebu Ode Expressway when her executioners, equipped with different perilous weapons, trapped her vehicle and two others.
In a jiffy, the conceal gangsters allegedly rained shots on the lady and her driver, just as different travelers in the two different vehicles. While Olakunrin’s driver figured out how to endure the assault, despite the fact that with shot injuries, she didn’t endure. She was raced to the emergency clinic, yet it was somewhat past the point of no return.
By and by, she was not the primary individual to have endured such savage destiny in the hands of suspected civilian army herders, who are said to have attacked numerous pieces of the nation, grabbing and slaughtering any people associated with gatherings which have reliably reprimanded their activities, of which Afenifere is one.
A comparative destiny was endured by the Parish Priest of St James Greater Catholic Church, Ugbawka, Enugu State, Rev Fr Paul Offu, who was additionally on August 1, 2019 apparently shot dead by speculated Fulani herders at Ihe, Awgu Local Government Area of the state.
A day after his demise, several Catholic priests in Enugu arranged a dissent against the killing of their associate, walking to the Government House and shaking notices with different engravings, for example, ‘Nothing more will be tolerated,’ ‘Government should ascend to shield Nigerians’ and ‘Fulani herders must go.’
The priests were substantially more disheartened in light of the fact that Father Offu’s passing by speculated Fulani herders happened under five months after another reverend dad, Clement Ugwu, who was the ward minister of St Mark Catholic Church, Obinofia Ndiuno, Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State, was additionally killed by presumed Fulani herders.