Governor Aqueredolu is imposing a 24-hour curfew in two communities following an attack on the palace, two dead and a wounded ruler.
A 24-hour curfew was imposed in Ode and Isinigbo in the Akure Local Government District in North State following violent community clashes.
This came after militants allegedly invaded the palace of the traditional ruler of Isinigbo Oba Samuel Oewole Babalola Fadahunsi, Onijana of Ijan Ekiti, on the early morning of Friday 11 December, burned the palace and killed two people.
The militants were found to have shot and killed the monarch’s brother, who later died in hospital when their driver was burned inside a car while trying to escape from the scene.
The wounded traditional ruler was rescued by the community and taken to the hospital.
The two communities of Ode and Isinigbo have been at war over a land dispute that led to a fire at the Ajagunode community building in Oda, Oba Adewala Boboye, last week.
State Commissioner for Information and Guidance Donald Ojogo, who confirmed the latest developments in a statement, said the curfew is effective immediately.
The governor also ordered a massive hunt for the perpetrators of the heinous violence, as an investigation is already underway to reveal the true causes of the same.
“As for the curfew, the security officials have been instructed to ensure full compliance. To emphasize, the Ode and Isinigbo communities were closed to any uneducated human movement and activity until further notice.… “Says the statement.