According to NAN reports, there was intense fighting between two opposing communities in Sabo are of Ile- Ife in Osun state has claimed five people.
Eye witness confirm the deaths in the raging fight on Wednesday.
News agency of Nigeria reported that the mayhem have been sparked by a disagreement between the two rival communities.
Soldiers and police men have been drafted to the area at the moment trying to manage the situation.
A fight between two traders of different ethnic group which occurred on Tuesday is reported to have caused the fight, an eye witness said.
Some shops and properties have been destroyed.