One person was feared killed while many others sustained injuries when some Fulani and Hausa settlers reportedly engaged in a bloody clash at Ogbese Community, in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.
According to reports, the clash which started on Tuesday evening had degenerated into a full-blown crisis by Wednesday morning as many shops in popular the Ogbese market belonging to two northerners were burnt down at midnight.
The real cause of the fight was unknown, but it was gathered that the incident that has created palpable tension in the community.
The Ondo State Police Command spokesperson, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident, said that eight shops were razed.
She, however, refuted the report of the crisis.
“There is no clash between Hausa and Fulani people in Ogbese, the police got a report that about eight shops were razed by fire at midnight with accusing fingers being pointed at a particular extraction,” Odunlami said.