Reports say that intense fighting between two opposing communities in Sabo are of Ile-Ife in Osun State has claimed five people.
An eyewitness confirmed the deaths in the raging fight on Wednesday.
The mayhem is reported to have been sparked by a disagreement between the two rival communities.
Soldiers and police men have been drafted to the area at the moment and are trying to manage the situation.
A fight between two traders of different ethnic groups is reported to have caused the fight.
The fight between the traders is reported to have occurred on Tuesday, an eye witness said.
Some shops and properties have been destroyed.