The clash reportedly started when a bus used his side mirror to hit a Hausa woman at sabo last night.

The Hausa men at Sabo market got angry and injured the driver with cutlass. By this morning, the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) boys retaliated and right now about five people are said to have been killed and others injured in the ongoing fight.

Gunshots are being heard while some shops have been set ablaze and residents have deserted both Sabo and Lagere, Ile-Ife, in bid to escape the clash.
There is an ongoing fight between the Hausas and Yorubas at Sabo market of Ile-Ife, Osun state.

Police and army personnel have been discharged to the area.

The Osun state government has declared a two day curfew in Ile-Ife which will start from 6pm and end by 7am till Friday, March 10.

According to a statement from the Director of Bureau of Communication, Media and Strategy to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Mr Semiu Okanlawon: “The curfew has been compelled by the breach of the peace in the area which led to avoidable destruction of lives and properties.”

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