The Kogi State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in five Local Government areas in the central Senatorial Districts of the State.
Although the government didn’t give a specific reason for the action, sources said it was not unconnected to incessant brutal killings in those areas.
Just recently, a labour leader was killed in cold blood alongside his friend after observing his evening prayers.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Kogi State governor Petra Akinti Onyegbule says the affected local government areas are Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okehi, Okene, Ogori/Magongo Local Government Areas.
The statement urged residents to comply with the directive as anyone who runs foul would have themselves to blame.
She said that “This curfew will last for 24 hours and it is absolute. No movement whatsoever shall be allowed.
“Government regrets every inconvenience this might cause and assures citizens and residents this decision has been taken in the best interest of the state.”