No fewer than three persons have been confirmed dead after a fight broke out between Hausa and Igbo traders at the popular Ariaria market in Aba, Abia state yesterday. According one of the traders, trouble started after an Ibo trader cautioned an Hausa trader who urinated close to his shop.
This degenerated into an argument which turned physical. Supporters of both traders then turned the disagreement into a free for all fight. Three traders were reportedly stabbed to death. The state police spokesperson, Onyeka Ezekiel, said the police brought the situation under control.