The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned “in totality” the gruesome killing of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chairman of Yoruba Socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, by gunmen yet to be apprehended.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, the main opposition party also lamented what it said was the unpardonable lethargy in apprehending her killers since Friday.
According to the PDP, it was “heartrending that under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, our nation has become a killing field and large funeral parlour with insurgents, bandits and assassins having a field day waylaying and killing innocent compatriots, especially those making very useful contributions to the development of our nation.”
It said it was worried that security agencies were rather engaging in debates over the identity of the killers and hurriedly pointing to a case of abduction even before any extensive investigation has been carried out on the horrific and dastardly act.
The party observed that the killing of Mrs. Olakunrin marked yet another national loss occasioned by “the failure of the Buhari administration to secure the nation beyond lip service, a development that has emboldened marauders in our country.”
The PDP posited: “Olakunrin must not die in vain. Our dear nation must not continue to lose her finest and brightest in the hands of bandits. Our party, therefore, charges the authorities to go beyond condolence messages from Abuja and take concrete steps to apprehend Funke Olakunrin’s killers, as well as ensure the security of lives in our nation.”
The PDP, while condoling Pa Fasoranti, charged the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to take immediate and decisive steps, “beyond the lip service of the Buhari administration, to track down the killers without further delay and make them face the full wrath of the law, no matter who they are.”