Ondo Decides Community on shutdown as violence mars election

Ondo State government has ordered the proscription of all human and vehicular movement in the Oba Akoko in Akoko West Local Government Area of the state.

This is coming after there were reported cases of shootings, ballot box snatching and destruction of homes and property in the community during the house of assembly election.

A statement released on Saturday by the Chief of Staff, Gbenga Ale and obtained by Ripples Nigeria, instructed residents of the town to remain indoor as security agents restore sanity to the area.

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 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.



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