The Ogun state governor has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the unrest-plagued town of Sagamu following the weekend confrontations between rival cult groups.
Dapo Abiodun on Monday said that the town will be restricted from operating from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., and encouraged locals to adhere to the limitation order until the situation’s security is improved.
This was stated in a press statement issued to Ogunwatch by Lekan Adeniran, the Governor’s chief press secretary.
“This is to notify residents of Sagamu and it’s environs of total restriction of human and vehicular movement as a way of taking firm control of the security architecture of the area and protect the lives of the people and their property.
“We, therefore, implore the residents of the area to abide strictly to this restriction order and cooperate with security agencies to restore normalcy and bring perpetrators of these dastardly acts to book immediately,” the statement read.
” As a responsible and responsive government, we are very sad with the resurgence of activities of criminal elements under different outlawed groups, raising unnecessary tension in the sleepy town of Sagamu and it’s environs.
According to him, the police and other security organisations have been issued a similar command to deal ruthlessly and decisively with individuals upsetting the town’s tranquilly.
Abiodun while emphasizing on the state’s zero tolerance for acts of brigandage and lawlessness, warned that those responsible for the current crisis will be held accountable.