It was indeed a sad day in Akure, as the slain Journalist and Public Relations Officer, Elizade University, Olubunmi Bamidele Afuye, who was killed by bank robbers on Monday July 19, during a robbery attack on a branch of the United Bank for Africa, at Ilara Mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area of the State, was laid to mother earth.
Earlier, a funeral service was held in his honour at the St. Thomas Anglican Church, Isikan in Akure, before interment at the church cemetary.
At the service, an Anglican cleric, Venerable Sunday Sanni, described Nigeria as a nation that does not value human lives, lamenting that people had continued to die needlessly across the country.
He stated that the situation was regrettable, as life has become cheap in the country.
According to him, “And I begin to wonder, what is happening to us? What is the problem with us in this country? Herdsmen are killing people, Boko Haram members are killing and banditry is everywhere. Nobody is safe. Even governors and politicians are not safe. We are all living in perpetual fear. Even if none of those things kills someone, ailment may kill the person. What that is telling us is that we should be prepared “.
He urged his family and friends to take solace in God.
Ellder brother of the deceased, Sola Afuye, appealed to the government to address the security challenges in the country.