Kwara State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Offa and Erin-Ile in Offa and Oyun local government councils of the state.
The Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold, in a
statement on Wednesday, said the measure was to restore public order and
to prevent further destruction of properties in the communities.
The statement read in part, “The state government will bring the full
weight of the law to bear on anyone who disrupts public order or
otherwise incites violence in any part of the state under any guise.
“While assuring law-abiding citizens of its resolve to secure lives
and properties, the state government is determined to identify and
prosecute those behind the recent crises in both communities.”
Also, the Public Relations Officer of the Federal Polytechnic Offa,
Mr. Wole Alawode, said the school had been closed down for two weeks to
ensure the safety of the students.