Traders at Shasa market in Akinyele local government area of Ibadan, Oyo State have deserted their shops.
It was gathered from multiple sources that the desertion was due to the death of a man who was hit by a charm on Thursday. It was learnt that the Yoruba man was yesterday hit with a charm by a yet to be identified man said to be of Hausa origin. He died in the early hours of Friday.
The death of the Yoruba man made his colleagues to seek for revenge at the market known for selling and buying tomatoes, pepper and other products from the Northern Nigeria.
The brewing tension has made majority of the traders to flee the market. Some of the residents of the area and other communities have also deserted their houses due to fear of being attacked.
A resident said, “Yes. It is true. They are fighting. I learnt that they hit someone with Onde (Charm) yesterday, so the person died today.”