Operatives of Nigerian police and soldiers have reportedly clash in Ajegunle Spare Parts Market area of Osogbo, Osun State, causing serious pandemonium in the area.
The clash, it was gathered following disagreement between the two security agencies.
The cause of the disagreement and the identities of the police and soldiers involved could not be immediately ascertained.
However eyeitnesses said a policeman was seized and beaten up by some soldiers to the surprise of many people that witnessed the incident.
“But the situation became tense when some police operatives from Dugbe Police Division, located few meters away from Ajegunle spare parts market arrived at the scene and engaged the soldiers in an argument.
“The matter soon degenerated and there was an exchange of gunshots for some minutes. The incident occurred some minutes past 5pm on Saturday. We all fled the scene to escape being shot,” an eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, said.
The spokesperson for Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the clash but said the matter had been resolved.