Palpable fear reigned supreme in Akure, the ondo state capital on Sunday evening over an alleged stabbing of one of the followers of masquerade .
The follower of the masquerade was said to to have given up the ghost after being stabbed.
An eyewitness said that the stabbing of the victim led to a reprasial attack on some traders around Oja oba in Akure.
The reason for the attack on the victim is yet to be ascertained.
The situation caused pandemonium in the heart of the capital city for hours before security men were deployed to bring the situation under control.