President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with Afenifere chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, over the killing of his daughter by suspected kidnappers.
Mrs Funke Olakunrin was killed on Friday along the Ondo-Ore Road while heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State.
In a message posted on Twitter, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said President Buhari “prays God to give Pa Fasoranti fortitude to bear the loss.”
President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, whose daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin was killed along Ondo-Ore road by those described as armed robbers by Ondo Police Command. He prays God to give Pa Fasoranti fortitude to bear the loss.
— Femi Adesina (@FemAdesina) July 12, 2019
Ondo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Femi Joseph, had earlier confirmed the killing, saying the suspects were kidnappers who also engaged in armed robbery.
Mr Joseph added that Mrs Olakunrin was the only one killed in the incident.
He said the kidnappers attacked three vehicles, including a luxurious bus belonging to the Young Shall Grow Motors, adding that the passengers in the luxurious bus were travelling from Imo State to Lagos.
However, he said the police have rescued three of the victims, adding that one Gerald Igboroka was yet to be found by the police.
Joseph said: “Information available to us is that suspected kidnappers who were 16 in number ambushed the three vehicles at Kajola.
“The three vehicles were said to be going to Lagos and they were all attacked. The kidnappers shot on one Mrs. Funke Olakunrin and she was confirmed dead immediately,” he added.
The PPRO who said the Police were on the trail of the kidnappers, assured that the victims would be rescued in no distant time.
He said none of the suspected kidnappers has been arrested, but efforts are on top gear to ensure their arrest, saying that the police have already condoned the location.
Olakunrin is the second child of 94-year-old Fasoranti to die. The elder statesman had also lost a daughter, Bunmi, some years ago.