A soldier clashed with a policeman in Ijaya, Apongbo area of Lagos, causing tension in the community.
In a viral video, a military officer can be seen trying to disarm one of the police officers who resisted the disarmament with light punches.
The policemen attached to the Lagos State Mobile Taskforce subsequently freed themselves after spraying teargas to disperse the soldiers.
Eyewitnesses can be heard urging for the scene to be recorded as evidence.
However, it is unclear what led to the confrontation between the two security agencies.