The Akoko North East Local Government, Ikare-Akoko, has been placed under a 24-hour curfew by the Ondo State government due to a communal clash.
On January 3, a racial altercation broke out in the vicinity after a conflict between two opposing youth groups during a carnival in the town, during which there were reportedly gunshots.
The curfew imposition was announced in a media statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Richard Olabode.
“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.”