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Akeredolu imposes curfew on Ikare-Akoko over violence



The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ikare-Akoko, Akoko North-East local government area of the state over violence in the town.

Several people were injured in a crisis between two rival youth groups in the town on Tuesday.

However, the cause of the clash has not been ascertained.

Ikare-Akoko has lately been rocked by a power tussle between the Olukare of Ikare, Oba Akadiri Momoh and one of the prominent chiefs in the town, Idowu Ogunye, the Olokoja of Okoja.

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The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Olabode, announced the curfew in a statement in Akure.

The statement read: “Security agencies have been directed to ensure strict compliance with the order just as investigations are already on to unravel the real cause(s) of the violent clash.”

“For emphasis, Ikare-Akoko has been closed down for any unauthorized human movement and activity until further notice.”

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