The Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), on behalf of all Muslims in the South West region of Nigeria, commiserates with Chief Reuben Fasoranti, National Leader of Afenifere Socio-cultural Group, and his family over the murder of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunri.
A statement personal signed by the Executive Secretary/CEO, MUSWEN, Professor Dawud nOIBI READ,
“While losing a child in one’s old age is itself a big trial from God, we are particularly disturbed by the circumstances of Mrs Olakunri’s death. The national outcry and condemnation that trailed the sad news of her death in the hands of criminal elements is, therefore, understandable.
“We are, however, touched by Chief Fasoranti’s stoical calmness and uncommon forbearance in the face of this trial from God. This has gone a long way to reduce the tension that the murder of Mrs Olakunri had generated.
“We use this medium to join other Nigerians in condemning in strong terms the dastardly act. We appeal to security agencies to make sure that those who carried out this crime are apprehended and brought to justice.
“We equally add our voice to the strident call on the government at all levels to take urgent steps towards sustained improvement in the provision of security services in the country. This is a primary duty that the government owes all Nigerians.
“We pray to God to grant Chief Fasoranti and his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. May He comfort and strengthen the family and heal the nation, the statement read.