The Chairman, Ika North East Local Government Council of Delta State, Victor Ebonka, has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Ute kingdom.
Ebonka who announced the curfew in a press briefing on Monday in Owa-Oyibu, said the curfew was with the approval of the Delta State Government.
He said the curfew will affect Ute-Ukpu kingdom following the eruption of violence in the area.
The local government chairman accused youths of the kingdom of maliciously damaging properties and also threatening the life of their king, chiefs, and traditional institution.
He said the strange deaths attributable to yellow fever are being misconstrued as spiritual attacks by the youths due to their fetish beliefs.
Ebonka said that the curfew commences Monday 23 until further notice.
He enjoined all citizens to comply with the Government directive, as the law enforcement agents will not hesitate to arrest defaulters of the order.
The violence in the area took a new turn when irate youths set the local market ablaze, but were stopped from attacking the palace of its king by a combined team of military and policemen.
Efforts by the Delta State government to commence an Anti-Yellow Fever vaccination which commenced on Nov 20th, have been largely unsuccessful as many residents shunned the exercise.
Some residents are reportedly convinced that the cause of the strange deaths is due to the desecration of communal deities Agba-Egbo and Akpu blamed on the failure of the monarch, Obi Solomon Chukwuka 1, a Christian, to perform important traditional rites.