By Umar Salam.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has expressed shock over what it described as the negative profiling of Fulanis by a section of the media and some elements in the country who jumped into conclusion that Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti was killed by Fulani herdsmen.
MACBAN, in a statement by its National Security Officer, Baba Uthman, condoled with the family of the deceased, while calling on security agencies to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to justice in the shortest possible time.
The statement reads, “As we express sincere heartfelt condolence to the family of the deceased, we are left in a deep shock on how a section of the media in collaboration with elements in the country that are held bane (sic) on using every opportunity available to them to fuel crisis as they continue the negative profiling of Fulanis for their total annihilation by jumping into a mischievous conclusion that she was killed by herdsmen.
“We strongly condemn this very unprofessional, unpatriotic and callous news reportage patterns that have been conscripted against our people by the section of the media.
“We are calling on security agencies to swing into action, and unravel the perpetrators to bring them to justice in the shortest possible time.”
Mrs Olakunrin died of gunshot wounds on Friday, after her vehicle was ambushed by gunmen near Ore, Ondo State.
The Ondo State Police Command blamed the attack on armed robbers, while debunking reports insinuating the crime was perpetrated by herdsmen.