A contest over who was the rightful customer of an unidentified sex worker led to a clash between two communities in Ibese, Yelwa Local Government Area of Ogun,
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ogun, ASP Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said the crisis started when two men disagreed over who the true customer of the woman was.
Sources said at least 30 articulated vehicles were still burning as at the time of visit, adding that several persons who sustained injuries during the clash had been taken to undisclosed hospitals.
The source said that three persons also lost their lives in the crisis.
However, Adejobi, who denied that three persons died, said that the crisis escalated because it was not well managed by leaders in the area.
“The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikemmefuna Okoye and other top members of the force had visited the area. As we speak, the area has been fortified with the deployment of more policemen. Residents of the area have nothing to worry about as we are on top of the situation,” Adejobi said.
To forestall possible attack on the Dangote Cement Factory located in the area, an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was placed in front of the factory.