Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo Province has ordered the imposition of a 24-four hr curfew on Igbara-Oke community, headquarters of Ifedore Local Authorities Area of the province.
According to the directive issued on Thur nighttime by the governor, the curfew takes instant effect in the community which is in relation to 20 kilometres from Akure, the province working capital.
In a statement by the Primary Press Secretarial assistant to the governor, Richard Olatunde, the curfew became vital next a violent protestation that broke out after a councillorship bye-election in the community.
Patch urging security agencies in the province to ensure maximum enforcement of the curfew, Akeredolu said traditional rulers and community leaders must rein in their wards as anyone caught flouting the directive would be dealt with.
“This is sequel to the violent dimension of what was initially considered a peaceful protestation in the town next the outcome of a Councillorship bye-election.
“All security agencies are urged to enforce to the letters, this tell. In the same vein, Traditional Rulers, Thought Leaders and all persons of goodwill are enjoined to rein in their wards as non-compliance with this curfew tell shall not be tolerated.”
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