One person said to be a police operative was on Saturday allegedly injured by some soldiers inside Ajegunle Spare Parts Market in Osogbo, Osun State, following a disagreement.
The cause of the disagreement and the identities of the police and soldiers involved could not be immediately ascertained.
But sources in the market said a policeman was seized and beaten up by some soldiers to the surprise of many people that witnessed the incident.
“But the situation became tense when some police operatives from Dugbe Police Division, located few meters away from Ajegunle spare parts market arrived at the scene and engaged the soldiers in an argument.
“The matter soon degenerated and there was an exchange of gunshots for some minutes. The incident occurred some minutes past 5pm on Saturday. We all fled the scene to escape being shot,” an eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, said.
The spokesperson for Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the clash but said the matter had been resolved.