At least one person was killed while many others reportedly sustained injuries as some Fulani and Hausa settlers engaged in a bloody communal clash at Ogbese in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.
It was reported that the clash which began 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.
SP Funmilayo Odunlami, the state PPRO who confirmed the incident, said that eight shops were razed.
She, however, refuted the report of the crisis.
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According to her, “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,”