Several persons were injured on Sunday in the Sabo area of Akure, the Ondo State capital, as Yoruba and Hausa engaged in a clash.
The goth was said to have broken out when followers of a masquerader entered into Sabo, where most of the Hausa resided.
They were said to have passed through the Old Garage area of Akure, where some Hausas sold groceries, attempting to disrupt their business.
Policemen and Soldiers had to be deployed to bring the situation under control.
Speaking on the incident, the spokesman of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, said: “We learnt that some people who were following a masquerader had issues with some members of the Hausa community.
“But immediately we drafted our men there, normalcy was returned.
“We are still looking for the people that caused the crisis.
“If we arrest them, we will charge them to court.”