The Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has announced a 24 hours curfew in the ancient town of Ikare-Akoko headquarters of Aluko Northeast local government area of the state.
The decision was taken during the state security meeting chaired by the governor in Akure the state capital.
A statement by the Chief Press secretary to the governor, Richard Olatunde says there shall be no movement or any unauthorized activities till further notice.
According to the statement, the development followed a violent clash that erupted in the ancient town despite government intervention and meeting with the two monarchs in the town, Olukare of Ikare Oba Akadiri Momoh and the Owa Ale of Iyometa – Ikare , Oba Adeleke-Adegbite Adedoyin to rein-in their subjects.
Security officials have however been directed to ensure strict compliance as investigation is ongoing to unravel the cause of the clash.
For two days now, there have been reports of a number of buildings and vehicles razed with hoodlums on a looting spree.
Many motorists for fear of attacks kept their vehicles off the roads while banks and markets remained shut.
Reporting by Isaac Afolabi, editing by Daniel Adejo