The Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde has declared a curfew in Shasha Market Area, Akinyele Local Government Area of the state. The curfew was declared following the ongoing clash between some Yoruba and Hausa youths.
The clash has reportedly claimed lives in the region and videos of chaos flood social media.
The curfew was announced to enable peace and order in the region.
The commissioner of police as well as the special adviser on security to the governor and other members of the police tactical team has however visited the scene for an on-the-spot assessment, while policemen have been deployed to the area to maintain order.
In a statement signed by Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the governor’s media aide, any one who violates the curfew will be seriously dealt with.
His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde has directed the immediate closure of Shasha market indefinitely following reports of a breach of peace in the area.”
“The governor has also approved the imposition of a curfew on Shasha. It will run from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.”
“Residents of she affected area are enjoined to go about their legitimate businesses within the hours stipulated by the law.”
“Anyone caught disrupting the peace of the community will be made to face the wrath of the law.”