JUST IN: Osinbajo visits Pa Fasoranti, says government will deploy soldiers to highways

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday morning paid a condolence visit to the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, in Akure, Ondo State.

The VP visited the 94-year-old Afenifere leader over the death of his daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, who was killed by some suspected Fulani herdsmen on Friday.

Osinbajo said the Federal Government would explore all options, including deploying soldiers on the highways, towards addressing the growing cases of security challenges in Nigeria.

He told PUNCH Correspondent, “As you know, I am here to commiserate with the families of Olakunri and Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

“This is a massive tragedy, as you can imagine.
“We have seen it replicated here and there, which is kidnapping death and killings.”

The VP had revealed on Saturday night that he had spoken on phone with the bereaved elder statesman.

He had tweeted: “I spoke earlier today with Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on the sad news of the death of his daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin.

“I pray the Lord comforts him and the entire family.
“Our security agencies have been tasked with ensuring (that) perpetrators of this crime are apprehended and brought to justice.”

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