Kogi State government has just announced 24 hours curfew in five Local Government Areas of Cenral Senatorial District, namely; Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okene, Okehi and Ogori/Magongo
No reason was given for the new development as announced by the Chief Press Secretary to the state government, Mrs Petra Onyegbule but it was suspected to be a security alert.
According to the Press Release the government said; â€œThis is a notice of a 24-hour curfew imposed on residents of the 5 Local Government Areas of Central Senatorial District beginning from midnight (already commenced). This curfew will last for 24 hours and it is absolute. No movement whatsoever shall be allowed. â€œAll residents of Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okehi, Okene, Ogori/Magongo Local Government Areas are advised to comply by this directive as anyone who runs foul would have themselves to blame.
â€œGovernment regrets every inconvenience this might cause and assures citizens and residents this decision has been taken in the best interest of the state.â€
It will be recalled that in the recent one month, insecurity had been on the rise in the area; culminating in the burning of police station, killing of security men and last week Wednesday assassination of a labour leader, Abdulmumini Yakub.
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