The APC National Leader Bola Tinubu has called out those ethnically profiling the killers of the daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Mrs Funke Olakunrin.
The former Lagos State governor said the death of the 58-year-old should not be used to divide the country.
“I’m extremely concerned about security, I don’t want a stigma, I can go through history of kidnapping in Nigeria and we know how and where it all started, there are a lot of copycats,” he said during his visit to the bereaved Afenifere leader in Akure on Sunday.
“How many years ago have we faced the insecurity in the country? There are cases of kidnapping, is Evans too, who was arrested and made disclosures, also a herdsman?
“I don’t want to be political, but I will ask where are the cows?”
He added that with the spate of insecurity in the country, it was time to face it squarely and put an end to it once and for all.
“I am a nationalist and the security concern and challenge right now must be faced squarely throughout Nigeria.
“We must not use this incident to divide ourselves but we must use it as a cure to the security problem. Additional police, additional patrol, and additional security reinforcement along Ore road and various flash points across the country is necessary and I have discussed this among the various authorities. The governor (Akeredolu) is eminently aware and being proactive about this.
“The security challenges are numerous across this country and to fight it we are going through that, more police are being recruited and it takes time to train and deploy them to various areas, nobody prepares more than necessary for this.
“But if you look at Zamfara, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti and all areas, then we need to fight poverty, unemployment and the causes that might lead people to crime.
“Equally we must create opportunity to convert this tragedy to prosperity.”
While describing the death of Mrs Olakunrin as a sad one, he disclosed that him and the deceased chatted few days to her death.
“The incident that affected one member of our family Mrs Olakunrin is seriously sad, and unacceptable but nobody can return her alive, she has answered the call of her creator.
“Funke is very close to me and she died a premature death. Only four or five days ago, we chatted and I know what she discussed with me and about Baba’s health conditions. We just pray that this will not happen again,” Tinubu said.