By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Ondo State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ikare-Akoko, In Akoko North East Local Government Area of the state, due to killings recorded in some parts of the town.
A statement issued on Thursday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Olatunde, said the decision was made at the State Security Council meeting chaired by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
He said the curfew was with immediate effect.
“The decision follows the escalated violent clash in the town since Tuesday which has continued unabated, despite the meeting held by Government and the Olukare of Ikare, Oba Akadiri Momoh and Owa Ale of Iyometa, Oba Adeleke Adegbite to rein-in their subjects,” the statement read.
According to the statement, security agencies have been directed to ensure strict compliance with the order.
“Investigations are already on to unravel the real cause(s) of the violent clash.
“Ikare Akoko has been closed down for any unauthorized human movement and activity until further notice,” the statement added.
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