Kogi state government have since yesterday ordered a 24-hour curfew for residents within five local government areas of Kogi central senatorial district.
The areas include Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okene, Okehi and Ogori/Magongo.
Chief press secretary to Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, Petra Akinti Onyegbule disclosed this in a statement but did not he give a reason for the compulsory shut down.
“This is a notice of a 24-hour curfew imposed on residents of the five local government areas of central senatorial district beginning from midnight (the next one hour),” the statement read.
“This curfew will last for 24 hours and it is absolute. No movement whatsover shall be allowed.
“All 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.
“Government regrets every inconvenience this might cause and assures citizens and residents this decision has been taken in the best interest of the state.”