Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has ordered the imposition of a 24-four hour curfew on Igbara-Oke community, headquarters of Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.
According to the directive issued on Thursday night by the governor, the curfew takes immediate effect in the community which is about 20 kilometres from Akure, the state capital.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Richard Olatunde, the curfew became imperative following a violent protest that broke out after a councillorship bye-election in the community.
While urging security agencies in the state 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 protest in the town following the outcome of a Councillorship bye-election.
“All security agencies are urged to enforce to the letters, this order. In the same vein, Traditional Rulers, Opinion Leaders and all persons of goodwill are enjoined to rein in their wards as non-compliance with this curfew order shall not be tolerated.”
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