Ado-Ekiti — Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, yesterday, lifted the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on Ado-Ekiti on May 22, following a civil disturbance. The governor stated this in his broadcast to the people of the state in Ado-Ekiti. He said the state government had also placed N2 million reward for anybody that could provide information that will facilitate the arrest of those that kidnapped 11 people in different parts of the state recently.
File: Ekiti state Governor Elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose.
He described the crisis between the Hausa community and commercial drivers in Ado-Ekiti that led to the imposition of the curfew as unfortunate. He urged residents to be law-abiding and conduct their activities in manner that would not cause further break down of law and order.
Fayose said the state government lifted the curfew after security agents restored peace in the state. He expressed regret for the inconveniences the curfew might have caused the residents of the town. He said that kidnapping was strange to the state, warning that the state government would fight it.
Ex-gov Fayemi visits over ethnic conflict
Meantime, the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, paid a visit to the state where he commiserated with the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti,Oba Rufus Adejugbe, over the violent clash between members of commercial drivers and some traders of northern extraction in Ado Ekiti.
Fayemi, who was accompanied by some members of his cabinet and received by the monarch and chiefs, said he was at the palace to identify with monarch and his people over the unfortunate incident. The former governor equally paid similar visit to the Hausa community at Shasha, where they were relocated to by the Fayose government and the market where the inferno took place, promising that the incoming federal administration will assist affected traders.
He condemned in strong terms the spate of kidnappings of professionals and other innocent people in the state. Fayemi lamented that all these had created negative image for the state, stressing that it was having its toll on the economic activities in the state. In his remarks,Oba Adejugbe thanked Fayemi for the visit urging him not to relent in his efforts to ensure that peace reigns in the state.