Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has imposed a curfew on Oba Akoko, Akoko South West local government area of the state over violence that occurred during the house of assembly elections on Saturday.
Okay Nigeria understands that the violence started when suspected political thugs attacked Election Collation Centre for Akoko South West Constituency II, which led to the exchange of gunfire between security agents and the thugs.
Two persons were confirmed dead in the community.
Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to the Governor, announced the curfew in a statement made available on Sartuday.
The statement reads, “In view of the massive disruption of the electoral process in Oba Akoko, Akoko South West Local Government , leading to indiscriminate and criminal shooting, wanton destruction of ballot boxes, properties, vehicles, homes and the general peace of citizens and Oba Akoko, the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN has ordered a total proscription of all human and vehicular movement in the town.
“All citizens and commuters through Oba Akoko are to stay indoor.
All roads within the town are closed down with immediate effect, all commercial activities are are shut down with immediate effect.
“All human beings are to remain indoors until further notice.
“Law enforcement agencies have been ordered to arrest anybody seen on the streets and other unauthorised areas.
“Any attempt to test the will of security agencies will be dealt with decisively.
“All residents of Oba Akoko are to obey this instruction until further notice”.