SWITZERLAND, JULY 15 – The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu is currently under fire for saying those blaming herdsmen for the death of Funke Olakurin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, do not have evidence.
Speaking at a condolence visit to the family of Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo state capital, the APC leader said kidnapping is not peculiar to any ethnic group or a particular set of people.
Reacting to the allegation that herdsmen were behind the attack, Tinubu said:
“I am extremely concerned about security but I don’t want stigma. I can go through history of kidnapping and we know how it started, where it all started, there are lot of copycats, how many years ago have we faced insecurity in this country and cases of kidnapping? Is Evans a herdsman?”
Reactions have trailed the APC leader’s comment.
On popular online forum, nairaland, a member said:
“I used to think that Tinubu is intelligent and courageous but now I know better. Maybe he should tell us if he sees the cows of the Fulani kidnappers who have turned Abuja-Kaduna expressway into an unending nightmare for travellers.
How cheap to throw in Evans? My consolation, even if morbid, is that no one, not even Tinubu himself, is immune from Fulani herdsmen attack. Just a matter of time.”