Ondo State governor Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered the imposition of a twenty-four-hour curfew on Igbara-Oke, headquarters of the Ifedore council area of the state.
According to the directive issued on Thursday night by the governor, the curfew takes immediate effect in the community which is about 20 kilometres from Akure, the state capital.
A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Richard Olatunde said the curfew became imperative following a violent protest that broke out after a councillorship bye-election in the community.
“All security agencies are urged to enforce to the letters, this order.”
”ln the same vein, Traditional Rulers, Opinion Leaders and all persons of goodwill are enjoined to rein in their wards as non-compliance with this curfew order shall not be tolerated”, the statement said.