- A curfew has been imposed on Offa and Erinle towns in Kwara state until further notice
- This was announced by Rafiu Ajakaye, the governor's chief press secretary
- According to Ajakaye, the between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m curfew takes effect from Thursday, March 4
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has imposed a curfew on Offa and Erinle towns in Kwara state between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m until further notice, Channels TV reports.
The Kwara state governor took the action following renewed hostilities between some groups of persons from the two communities on Thursday.
A statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, the governor's chief press secretary on Thursday, March 4, explained that the curfew takes effect immediately from 6 p.m.
Ajakaye went on to note that security agencies have been deployed to enforce the curfew and maintain the peace.
While urging residents of both communities and travellers to comply with this directive, the governor's spokesman said all residents are to stay indoors until the curfew is reviewed
He appealed to leaders on both sides to restrain and caution their people against provocative action.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that in an effort to stem the rising farmers/herders crisis in Oyo state, Kwara state governor, on Tuesday, March 2, met his counterpart, Seyi Makinde and other stakeholders on how to end the menace.
The governor said the meeting focused on the recent security breaches involving herders and local communities in Oyo state, the influx of displaced herders into Kwara state, and the attendant socio-economic and security issues.
He noted that the meeting also highlighted the increasing danger of hate rhetorics by non-state actors and its consequences for national cohesion.
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