Security personnel at Agodi Prison on Tuesday clashed with Okada riders and Area Boys at Agodi Gate Bus Stop in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
There were sporadic gunshots as residents scamper for safety.
Eyewitnesses confirmed said that Armoured Personnel Carrier stationed at the area has been set on fire by hoodlums.
Meanwhile, according to SaharaReporters, the unrest started after a prison vehicle reportedly knocked down a commercial motorcycle rider, who was said to have died shortly afterwards.
The failure of prison officials to handle the situation properly was said to have angered the Okada riders, who soon mobilised their colleagues to stage a demonstration in front of the correctional facility.
In videos of the incident, commercial motorcycle riders in large numbers could be seen moving around the gate of the prison while pedestrians ran for safety.
The whole area around the prison is currently tense with Ibadan residents already warning their loved ones through text messages and social media posts to avoid the Agodi Prison area of the city for their own safety.