No less than five persons were reported dead after a fierce clash between Hausa and Yoruba communities in Sabo area of Ile- Ife in Osun state.
While the main cause of the clash remains unknown some reports have it that some Hausa men were accused of raping and harassing wives of Yoruba men in the Sabo area of Ile-Ife.
As a result of this, the Yoruba men attacked the Hausa community in a clash that erupted on Tuesday and culminated into a deadly one on Wednesday.
It was learnt that a number of residents fleed the Sabo area, while some kiosks were set ablaze by an angry mob.
More reports have it that the Sabo area has been completely locked down as all the stalls belonging to the Hausas situated in Lagere area have been completely destroyed along with the goods.
Meanwhile, soldiers and police men have been drafted to the area at the moment in an attempt to manage the situation.
Speaking to newsmen on the incident, Imam Muhammed Basir, the Senior Special Assistant to the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Arewa Matter, said the situation has taken a very dangerous dimension.
While confirming that one person was shot dead, Bashir also disclosed that reports from the state claimed that more than three persons had been killed.
He called for more deployment of security agencies from Osogbo to intervene since the situation seemed beyond the Divisional Police unit.