President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the leader of Yoruba socio-cultural organisation Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin.
The deceased was reportedly shot on Friday on the Kajola-Ore road in Ondo State by those the police described as suspected kidnappers.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday night, the president prayed that God would comfort the leader of Afenifere Fasoranti and give him the fortitude to bear the grievous loss.
He also directed security agencies to swing into action and bring the hoodlums to justice in the shortest possible time.
The deceased was said to be coming from the Lagos end of the Benin/Ore road when her car was attacked by the kidnappers. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state Police command, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident.
He said the suspects were kidnappers who also engaged in armed robbery. The incident, he said, happened between Kajola and Ore, adding that Mrs Olakunrin was the only one killed in the incident.
He said three vehicles, including a luxurious bus belonging to the Young Shall Grow Motors, were attacked by the kidnappers, adding that the passengers in the luxurious bus were travelling from Imo State to Lagos.
However, he said the Police have rescued three of the victims, adding that one Gerald Igboroka was yet to be found by the police. Joseph said: “information available to us is that suspected kidnappers who were 16 in number.”