It's been a dark Monday for residents and business owners in Idi Iro, Mushin as two persons have been left dead following a clash between rival gangs in the area.

Reports say trouble had been brewing in the neighbourhood for a while but things started to heat up Saturday morning, and continued all weekend before escalating Monday morning.

Two persons, reportedly belonging to a rival gang were killed in the clash, while several properties were also destroyed.

Monday's mayhelm started after some youth from Akala invaded Alamutu and Labinjo streets in Idi Oro. The attackers were said to have broken into shops which they allegedly set ablaze after looting them.

Bounce News which was at the scene of the attack gathered that one of those killed was Kayode, a leader of one of the clashing factions in the area.

It was further gathered that a building located on Labinjo street which was razed belonged to Ilesanmi, also a leader in one of the rival gangs. Also destroyed were cars parked on adjoining streets, while shops were also heavily looted.

Bounce News further exclusively gathered that all the warring factions belong to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Meanwhile eye witnesses allege that one of the deceased was killed by members of the police force, who reportedly aided one of the feuding gangs.

In the wake of this, police men have reportedly left the area as members of Operation MENSA are the ones currently manning the area.

So far, normalcy appears to have returned to the community as banks and businesses are open, though the bank gates remain locked.

Tension however remains palpable in the area as many believe the rival gang who lost a leader could launch a counter attack.

Watch video of the aftermath of the attack below.