Rival cultist groups have clashed in Ogijo, the Ogun state border community with Lagos state.
Residents said several people were killed in the shoot-out between the cultists which began last Tuesday night.
The fighting continued till Wednesday afternoon, forcing several people to flee the area.
Acting spokesman of the Ogun state Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the clashes, but said only two persons were killed in the incident.
Oyeyemi said some arrests were made by policemen deployed to restore order to the community.