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Ondo state govt impose 24 hour curfew on Ikare Town

Lift curfew on Igbara Oke

With immediate effect, the Ondo State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Ikare Town, the headquarters of the Akoko North East Local Government Area of the state.

In a press statement issued on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, and signed by Donald Ojogo, Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation. The government announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on Ikare town while lifting the curfew in Igbara Oke.

This follows security reports and credible intelligence relating to the situation in Ikare. Some deaths have been reported as a result of sporadic gunshots that have erupted throughout the ancient town in the last 12 hours. This is completely unacceptable.

Security agencies, particularly the Police and Amotekun, have already been directed to ensure full compliance with and enforcement of the curfew. All Traditional Rulers, Opinion and Religious Leaders are urged to lend their full support to this order while also reining in their subjects and wards.

Meanwhile, the curfew that has been in effect in Igbara-Oke since last week is lifted. According to Donald Ojogo, the State Security Council reviewed the situation on Monday and concluded that, while efforts are being made to maintain the relative peace, it was only appropriate to lift the curfew for the time being. Regardless, all those arrested in connection with the crisis will be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

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