A police officer and a businessman, named as Ifeanyi Ozoka, were killed in Minna, the capital of Niger State, during a battle between competing youth gangs.
Gang fights are widespread in Minna, and they usually involve youngsters from different districts, and they have resulted in the loss of life and property.
The conflict between the youth of Limawa and Ogbomosho communities, which began on Thursday, January 20, was put down by security personnel.
They reunited on Friday morning and disrupted the Minna central district, scattering business owners who were forced to shut their doors and flee to safety.
One of the traders whose business is located along Ogbomosho Road was stabbed during the brawl and later died in the hospital, according to Punch.
The manner in which the officer died has been said to be contradictory. While some claim he was accidentally slain by a colleague, others claim he was killed by a scuffle between adolescents.
According to reports, the police officer was one of many dispatched to the neighborhood to quell the scuffle and protect other residents.
Gang fights have become increasingly common in Minna, putting residents and commuters in danger as hoodlums fight with stones and knives on main roadways.
During such clashes, residents are frequently attacked, hurt, and have their belongings stolen, while automobile windshields are damaged.