About 3 persons have been confirmed dead after a fight broke out between Hausa and Igbo traders at the popular Ariaria International market, Aba, Abia state today. According an eyewitness, trouble started after an Igbo trader cautioned an Hausa trader who urinated close to his shop.
This degenerated into an argument which turned into physical fight. 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.