Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ikare Akoko, the seat of the northeast Akoko local government area of ​​the state, following the crisis in the community.

In recent days, two groups of youths have been attacking each other after a New Year’s carnival is taking place in the town.

It was collected that some people were killed while shops and vehicles were allegedly vandalized and burned by some thugs.

However, the curfew order was contained in a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Richard Olatunde, on Thursday.

The statement read: “A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in Ikare-Akoko, the seat of the northeastern Akoko local government area in Ondo state, effective immediately.

“The decision was made at the meeting of the State Security Council chaired by the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN

“This follows the escalation of violent clashes in the city since Tuesday which has continued unabated, despite the meeting held by the Government and Olukare of Ikare, Oba Akadiri Momoh and Owa Ale of Iyometa, Oba Adeleke Adegbite to control his subjects.

“Security agencies have been ordered to ensure strict compliance with the order just as investigations are already underway to unravel the real cause(s) of the violent confrontation.

“To emphasize, Ikare Akoko has been closed for any unauthorized human movement and activity until further notice.”

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