Soldiers have gone on rampage in the Oshodi area of Lagos state, leading to panic and confusion.
Videos circulating on social media, show the moments traders try to hide, as others run for their dear lives.
Pictures of vandalised vehicles were also posted on Twitter by some commuters.
Although the cause of the crisis is yet to be ascertained, some claimed that a military officer was killed the previous day in the area.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said he was awaiting a report on the incident from the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area.
He promised to react after getting the feedback.