Residents of Ile Ife have deserted some areas in the town following the outbreak of violence between some Yoruba youths and Hausa people.
Our correspondent gathered that the fight was caused by a misunderstanding between a Yoruba man and an Hausa man at Sabo area of Ife.
The Yoruba man was said to have been beaten by some Hausa traders but they were calmed.
However, fight erupted on Wednesday and some persons were said to have been killed. This is, however, yet to be verified.
Some residents were seen fleeing the Sabo area, while some kiosks were set ablaze by an angry mob.
Efforts to speak with the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, by our correspondent were abortive as calls placed to his telephone were not answered.