A policeman reportedly sustained injuries after his colleagues engaged soldiers in a gun duel in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on Saturday.
The incident, according to reports, occurred at Ajegunle spare part hub, close to Dugbe Police Station, Osogbo.
The incident caused commotion at the market, as shop owners scampered to safety. It was learnt that a policeman had an altercation with some soldiers who came to buy spare part at the market. The soldiers reportedly pounced on the policeman after the altercation.
It was gathered that some policemen who were at a police station close to the market mobilised to rescue the officer after they heard the news of the incident.
The two sides started shooting sporadically at each other, which forced shop owners to hurriedly shut their doors.
The Osun State Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.
“One officer sustained slight injuries and the matter has been resolved,” she said.