According to reports. the clash began after an Hausa trader stabbed and killed an Igbo trader for reprimanding him after he urinated infront of his shop.
Meanwhile reports also have it that a soldier shot and killed two young men yesterday. The unnamed soldier in mufti, reportedly went to the abattoir to smoke Indian hemp after which he refused to pay, claiming he was a soldier. The situation led to a fracas with some boys in the area, who insisted he must pay, without knowing that the man was a soldier.
The said soldier reportedly came to the abattoir yesterday with four of his colleagues in a Hilux patrol van and started shooting indiscriminately. There was commotion in the area as butchers and those who came to buy meat scampered to safety and when the shooting died down, a pig rearer, identified as Ojukwu, was found dead.