Funke Olakurin, the daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, a Leader of Afenifere, a Yoruba Socio-Cultural Organisation, was shot dead in Ore, Ondo State, on Friday night.
Yinka Odumakin, the Spokesman of Afenifere, disclosed that the group received information that suspected Fulani herdsmen are responsible for the killing.
According to Odumakin, the 58-year-old woman was heading to Ore junction from Akure, Ondo State, when she was attacked.
“We have confirmed the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin (58), daughter of our Leader, Chief Fasoranti”, he was quoted to have said.
“Witness accounts say she died of gunshots from Fulani herdsmen who shot her at Ore junction, in Ondo State.
“She was coming from Akure, when the armed 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. They have declared war against the Yoruba nation. They will hear from us.”
The development comes at a time when there are concerns over the high rate of robbery and kidnapping across the country.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, is yet to condemn the murder, which many have described as cowardice, as at the time of filing in this report.