Akure, the Ondo State Capital was thrown into chaos on Sunday evening as a Masquerade’s head of the community was removed by an Hausa man around Sabo area of the city.
This brought the anger of the Masquerade’s supporters on the Hausa man and later resulted to fight.
Everybody was seeing running for their lives as no one could predict the end result of the scenario.
Ondo State government said last night that peace had returned to Sabo, Akure where there was a minor misunderstanding between Hausa men, masqueraders and their followers.
It was learnt that trouble started when a local masquerader allegedly had a misunderstanding with an Hausa man.
Confirming the conflict, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Security Matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, said security agents had restored peace.
He said the Commissioner of Police, State Director of DSS and other security chiefs had met with the aggrieved parties in order to forestall escalation of the crisis.
Dojumo said security operatives had been stationed in strategic places in the Akure metropolis to prevent further breakdown of law and order.