Mr. Adie, the Commissioner of Police in Ondo State on Saturday said all efforts were ongoing to apprehend the bandits that shot and killed Mrs. Olufunke Olakunrin, the daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, the leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere.
While addressing journalists at Pa Fasoranti’s residence in Akure, Mr. Adie stated that those who killed Mrs. Olakunrin at Ore expressway on her way back to Lagos were bandits and not herdsmen.
He said: “All we know is that these are bandits that came to the road and started firing sporadically at motorists that were driving on the highway”.
“That is what it is, there is no person that can say specifically that they were herdsmen. What we know is that they are bandits and we are going after them.”
He further explained that they had reinforced security in the area and combed the bushes, but their efforts had not yielded any result.
“Immediately the incident was ongoing, patrol teams were alerted and moved immediately to the scene. In fact, that enabled us to rescue some of the persons that were attacked within the shooting area”.
“More steps are being taken. We are meeting with the locals.