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Land tussle: Gov Akeredolu imposes 24-hour curfew on community over violent clash

by on July 18, 2019
 

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN of Ondo State, has ordered the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on Ago-Alaye Town in Odigbo Local Government Area of the State.

According to the governor, the curfew became imperative following the unrest, which has engulfed the community in the past few days.

Recall that Ago-Alaye has been the focal point of clashes between the people of Araromi Obu in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state and indigenes of Ikale of Okitipupa Local Government over the ownership land.

With two deaths and over seven injuries already recorded as well as houses razed in the melee, the people of Araromi Obu are pointing accusing finger at the Ikales of what they described as “unwarranted” attacks.

Declaring the curfew in the agrarian community, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo, the governor stated that “The order follows preliminary reports received in the wake of the violent clash which resulted in the loss of lives and property in the area.

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“It is taken in the overall interest of the inhabitants of the area as well as adjoining towns and villages. The need to prevent the unfortunate incident from escalating also reinforces this action.

“All inhabitants in the affected area are enjoined to take maximum advantage of this step being taken by obeying the order. Security agencies are by this action, mandated to enforce the curfew to the fullest,” the statement read.

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