Two persons have been reportedly stabbed during a clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders at the Lafenwa Market in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, The state Police Public Relations Officer, on Thursday confirmed the incident.

He said, “The violence broke out when some Hausa petty traders refused to pay the mandatory daily market levy to the market miscreants.”

This infuriated the street urchins, who descended on the Hausa traders and stabbed two of them.

He said “There is no death recorded, but two people were injured.

“Those who are involved in the crime will be dealt with seriously; they will face the full weight of the law.”

Oyeyemi said four persons had been arrested while eight knives were recovered from them after the bloody clash between the two tribes.