Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Igbara Oke, headquarters of Ifedore Local Government Area of the state with immediate efect.
The imposition was sequel to the violent dimension of a peaceful protest in the town following the outcome of a councillorship bye-election.
In a statement issued on Thursday evening and signed by Richard Olatunde, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Akeredolu ordered all security agencies in the state to enforce the order.
The statement reads: “Ondo State governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, has ordered the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on Igbara-Oke, headquarters of Ifedore Local Government Area of the state. This order is with immediate effect.”
The development, according to the statement was sequel to the violent dimension of what was initially considered a peaceful protest in the town following the outcome of a councillorship bye-election.
While, urging security agencies to enforce thet oder, he enjoined traditional rulers, opinion leaders and all persons of goodwill to let peace reign in their wards, the statement added that non-compliance with this curfew order will not be tolerated.