The Nigerian Presidency has been urged to stop defending violent herdsmen, particularly from the Fulani tribe, where President Muhammadu Buhari hails from.

The rise in insecurity across the country has largely been attributed to herdsmen as arrowheads of the criminal activities.

While herders and farmers clashes is yet to end, kidnappings, killings and other crimes have continued unabated with security agencies failing to bring the culprits to book.

The latest crime said to have been committed by the pastoralists is the killing of Funke Olakunrin, a daughter of Reuben Fasoranti who heads Afenifere, a socio-cultural group in the South-West region.

Mrs Olakunrin was reportedly killed on Friday, while journeying back to Lagos State from Ondo State, where she went to see her dad.

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen came out from the bush to attack the vehicle in which the victim was in, an attempt to escape by reversing the said Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep angered the attackers who opened fire on their target killing the lady.

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