The Nigeria Police Force has commenced investigation into the murder of Funke Olakurin, the daughter Reuben Fasoranti, the leader of Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation.
The police announced this in a statement issued by Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, on Saturday.
Olakurin was shot dead at Ore, Ondo State, on Friday by unidentified gunmen while on her way from Akure, the state capital, to Lagos.
According to the statement, Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police, has deployed a team of security operatives from the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), and the Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU) to assist officers of the Ondo State police command to investigate the incidient.
Describing the murder as “heinous and barbaric”, IGP Adamu vowed to ensure that the perpertuators of the criminal act are apprehended and “made to face the full wrath of the law.”
The force also explained that the country’s top law enforcement officer has ordered the total overhaul of security architecture on the highways straddling the Southern part of the country.
The statement partly read: “In this vein, the Commissioners of Police in the affected states were ordered by the IGP to emplace adequate security arrangement in their areas of jurisdiction (AOR).
“He (IGP) equally assures the nation that the Force Headquarters has perfected plans to replicate the special security arrangement powered by ‘Operation Puff Adder’ currently ongoing on Kaduna-Abuja expressway in key highways in the Southern part of the country.”
The IGP assured Nigerians that the police will continue to ensure law and order is maintained in all parts of the country.
He appealed for calm and support from all Nigerians, especially the residents of Ondo to during the ongoing investigation.