January 05, (THEWILL) – The Ondo State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ikare-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko Northeast Local Government Area, following the killings recorded in parts of the town.
A statement issued Thursday, by Richard Olatunde, the Chief Press Secretary to the State governor, said the decision was made at the State Security Council meeting, chaired by the Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
He said the curfew was with immediate effect and would last 24 hours.
The statement read: “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.
“Security agencies have been directed to ensure strict compliance with the order just as investigations are already on to unravel the real cause(s) of the violent clash.
“Ikare Akoko has been closed for unauthorised human movement and activity until further notice.”