Ayodele-FayoseEkiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has slammed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Ado Ekiti, the state capital, to prevent the spread of violence that erupted on Wednesday.

The indefinite curfew began yesterday from 6.00pm and last till 6.00am each day until normalcy returns to the city.

The action was a response to the clash that occurred between drivers’ union members, Hausa traders and butchers on Wednesday.

Fayose, who gave the order while addressing members of the Hausa Community in Atikankan area of the city, directed security agencies to arrest anybody who flouts the curfew.

The governor, who appealed to the restive Hausa Community for calm, vowed that perpetrators of the violence would be fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law.

He warned those still carrying arms to submit them to the police, saying anybody caught with weapons would be severely dealt with.

“I want to plead with you to submit whatever lethal weapon you have in your possession to the police. And if you refuse to do this, whether you are Yoruba or Hausa, the police will arrest you.

“Nigeria belongs to all of us and for the sake of our country, I plead with you to allow peace to reign.”

According to the governor, the violence would be thoroughly investigated and those found to be connected with the wanton destruction would be made to face the full weight of the law.