The remains of the late Mrs Funke Olakunri, the daughter of the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, was committed to mother earth on Monday, amidst tears from her family, friends, and well-wishers.
Olakunri, the third daughter of the nonagenarian Afenifere leader, was killed by some gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen along Ore-Shagamu expressway in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, some days ago.
The St. David’s Cathedral Anglican Church, Akure, the Ondo State capital was full to the brim as dignitaries from all walks of life attended the funeral service for the deceased.
In his sermon, the bishop of the Akure Diocese of the Anglican Church, Simoen Borokini, lamented the rate of insecurity in the country, he said there was a need for the governments at all levels to be more proactive in the protection of lives and properties of the citizens.
Reading the scriptures from the book of Amos, the bishop said ‘death’ was certain for all human beings, stressing that death would come in any form whether we like it or not.
He said, ” Do we have credible leaders in Nigeria? It is very unfortunate. Millions of people in the land are wounded and needed healing. It is when the governments do the needful that we can be healed.
“The government should do more for the security of the people. You take a risk in your house and you take a bigger risk when you take a step outside your house.
“Nobody is happy and nobody is safe in this country, our leader should do something on the issue of insecurity.”
The cleric described the death of Olakunrin as a loss to the Akure Community, Ondo State and Nigeria in general.
“It is only God that can comfort the family of the deceased. It is only God that can wipe away their tears,” Borokini admonished.
Speaking with journalists, after the service, a former Minister for Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode said the Federal Government should do more on the security of lives and properties of Nigerians.
” We have been consistently calling on this government, the Buhari government, to do more on security. I will not shy away from saying that. By God grace the perpetrators will be identified, no hiding, no pretending and by God grace, they would be brought to justice.” Fani-Kayode said .