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Akeredolu imposes a 24-hour curfew on the Ondo community due to a bloody clash

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has ordered a 24-hour curfew on Ikare-Akoko, the headquarters of the state’s northeastern Akoko local government district.

According to the directive issued by the governor on Thursday, the curfew is effective immediately in the community.

In a statement from the governor’s press secretary, Richard Olatund, the curfew has become imperative after a violent clash erupted in the community during the New Year’s Carnival.

On Wednesday, the community was in crisis when some young people clashed over where the carnival would take place in the Okoja neighbourhoods.

While urging the security services in the state to ensure maximum enforcement of the curfew, Akredulu said the traditional rulers of the region should warn their wards as anyone who breaches the instructions will be dealt with.

The statement read: “This follows the escalation of violent clashes in the city since Tuesday which continued unabated, despite the meeting held by the government and Olukare from Ikari, Oba Akadiri Momoh and Awa Alli from Iyometa, Oba Adeleke Adegbite to rein in their subjects.

“The security agencies have been instructed to ensure strict compliance with the order and investigations are already underway to uncover the true cause(s) of the violent clash.

“To confirm, Ikare Akoko has been closed due to any unauthorized human movement and activities until further notice.”

Akeredolu imposes a 24-hour curfew on the Ondo community due to a bloody clash

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