A clash has occurred between Yoruba and Hausa traders at the Lafenwa Market in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, two persons were reportedly stabbed and he also confirmed that there was no death in the crisis.
On the reason for the violence, Punch reports that, a rumour concerning the death of a Hausa trader who was allegedly hacked down by some miscreants believed to be Yoruba went round.
On the arrest made so far, Oyeyemi disclosed that four persons had been arrested while eight knives were recovered from them after the bloody clash between the two tribes.
Reports from the PRO revealed that, the violence broke out when some Hausa petty traders refused to pay the mandatory daily market levy to the market miscreants.
Speaking further, he stated that the street urchins reacted to the situation and descended on the Hausa traders and stabbed two of them.
In his words, “There is no death recorded. Two people were injured.
“Those who are involved in the crime will be dealt with seriously; they will face the full weight of the law.”