Armed soldiers on Monday stormed the Osun State Police Command headquarters in Osogbo and broke the gate.
Naija News reports that this caused panic among traders near the police headquarters.
Three of the soldiers had already entered the premises before the others were stopped at the gate.
According to a trader, who identified herself as Nkechi, claimed that many of those with business in the area had to hurriedly close for the day for fear of being caught in the crossfire, The Punch reports.
She said about 25 armed soldiers were seen at the gate of the command headquarters engaging the policemen manning the area in a hot argument around 1 pm.
Nkechi stated that the soldiers left the area after the intervention of a senior police officer with the name tag, Edward Ebuka.
Also speaking to The Punch, a top security source said three soldiers, who entered the premises, were arrested and disarmed by the policemen, while the others left.
“Those who came had planned to disarm our men at the gate. A soldier is being held at the State Criminal Investigation Bureau since Saturday for an offence I don’t know.
“I think those soldiers, who came to the command headquarters, wanted to forcefully free him. Presently, four soldiers are being held here,” he said.