An elderly man has lost his life as fulanis clashed with Hausa people at Kasuwan Wawuri in Tangaza local government of Sokoto state.
Daily Trust learnt that the fight started around 1:30pm Friday when a Fulani man allegedly stabbed a sugarcane seller over a minor misunderstanding.
The spokesman of the police, ASP Ibrahim Abarass who confirmed the incident to our reporter, said the crisis started when the sugarcane seller asked the Fulani man for his money after he had taken his sugarcane.
The police said after the Fulani man had been arrested and detained at the station the relatives of the victim came and seized and unleashed terror on him.
This was said to have ignited a free for all fight at the market as a result of which four other people were said to had been killed while several others sustained various degree of injuries.
our reporter learnt that some hoodlums had taken advantage of the mayhem and looted undisclosed number of shops, carting away goods worth thousands of Naira.
The injured peolple are currently recieving treatment at the Tangaza general hospital.
ASP Abarass however denied that it was a communal clash and that the situation was under control.
According to him, one elderly man who came to the market to buy things lost his life as a result of the crisis.
Abarass also refuted the rumour making the round that both the suspect and the victim have died, saying they were all responding to treatment at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.