James Sowole in Akure
The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has ordered the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on Ago-Alaye town in Odigbo Local Government Area of the State.
The imposition of curfew was disclosed in a statement signed yesterday by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo and made available to journalists.
The statement said the order followed preliminary reports received in the wake of the violent clash, which resulted in the loss of lives and property in the area.
According to the statement, the decision was taken in the overall interest of the inhabitants of the area as well as adjoining towns and villages.
“The need to prevent the unfortunate incident from escalating also reinforces this action. “All inhabitants in the affected area are enjoined to take maximum advantage of this step being taken by obeying the order. Security agencies are by this action, mandated to enforce the curfew to the fullest,” the statement added.