The Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu has lifted the curfew imposed on Ikare-Akoko, the headquarters of Akoko North-East Local Government Area of the state, which he imposed a few days ago, following the communal clashes which ensued between two factions in the community.
This was announced in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Olabode Olatunde, on Saturday.
“The decision of the governor was to allow schools in the town to reopen so as to complete the academic year; more so as schools are scheduled to begin the end of the term exams soon.
“Notwithstanding the lifting of the curfew, security agencies have been directed to monitor the situation in the town closely and impose sanctions on any breach of security and public peace,” the statement noted.
Governor Akeredolu had imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ikare Town, headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government Area of the State, following the death of three persons with four others injured during a communal clash that occured in Ikare Akoko, Akoko Northeast local government area.