By Mary Amodu, Abuja
Following the killing of daughter of the leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Mrs Funke Olakunrin, a former minister of Aviation and a former Senator, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode and Shehu Sani respectively expressed concerns on Monday over the rampant insecurity issues in the country.
NewsDirect had earlier reported how Mrs Olakunrin was killed in Kajola, along Benin-Ore expressway in Ondo State on Friday, a development police spokesman in the State, Femi Joseph confirmed to newsmen.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Miyetti Allah group and many other Nigerians have dissociated Fulani herdsmen from the incident, saying no ethnic group should be associated with crimes committed by unknown gunmen.
But the duo, who took to their respective official Twitter handles disagreed with President Buhari and other Nigerians who claimed herdsmen should be distanced from several kidnapping cases, banditry and killings ravaging the country.
The former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, who expressed fears, explained that the present calm and tolerance among Northerners is because their son is in power, alluding the same with Southerners because they are expecting their own son in power.
“The North tolerance is wrong because one of their own is in power; the South West tolerance too is wrong because they are expecting one of theirs to be next on power,” he said.
Fani-Kayode in his tweet, noted that it is worrisome that farmers can no longer visit their farms without meeting herdsmen, recalling an incident which happened in Ogun State on Sunday, where suspected herdsmen reportedly stabbed a 49-year-old farmer, Rafiu Showemimo, to death.
His tweet read, “May God protect us because we are at war. When we go to the farm we meet them there. We are all scared. We cannot go to our father’s farmlands anymore. When we plant crops, they don’t even allow the crops to grow”. Pa, Fasoranti whose daughter was killed by Fulani terrorist.”
While backing another letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Buhari on Monday, both Fani-Kayode and Sani warned against comments that can disintegrate Nigeria.
They, however, condoled with Pa Reuben Fasoranti over the demise of his daughter.