The governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has declared a 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. curfew in the state following the violence that erupted Ado Ekiti on Friday.
In the early hour of Friday, some hoodlums stormed the streets setting ablaze houses and unleashing violence on residents.
The violence ensued as a result of the killing of a former Ekiti State chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Omolafe Aderiye, who was shot in his house in Ado Ekiti.
It will be recalled that on Thursday the inaugural sitting of Ekiti State Election Petition Tribunal in Ado Ekiti was disrupted as the meeting was invaded by some hoodlums who beat up a judge, Justice John Adeyeye, and also chased journalists away from the court premises.
In a bid to retaliate the death of Aderiye, the hoodlums descended of members of the public and also looted many homes.