The Ondo State Government has announced the imposition of a twenty-four hour curfew on Ikare Town, Headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government Area of the State, to forestall a breakdown of law and order in the ancient town. 

The State Government made this known on Tuesday via a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo.

The Government says the move is premised on Security reports and intelligence arising from the situation in the ancient hilly town. 

The Government says the shootings and killings that have pervaded the ancient town in the last Twelve Hours is quite sad and highly unacceptable. 

"Security Agencies, especially the Police and Amotekun have already been directed to ensure full compliance and enforcement of the curfew imposed. All Traditional Rulers, Opinion and Religious Leaders are enjoined to give maximum support to this order just as they are to rein in their subjects and wards", the statement read in part.

However, the State Government also announced that the curfew earlier imposed on Igbara-Oke since last week is hereby lifted. 

"The State Security Council at its meeting on Monday, reviewed the situation and concluded that while efforts are not spared to sustain the relative peace, it was only appropriate to lift the curfew, for now. This notwithstanding, all those arrested in connection with the crisis shall be prosecuted accordingly", the Commissioner said.

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