IPOB deny planned attack on Lagos, Police order probe

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Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, , alleged that Indigenous Peoples of Biafra planned to attack state.

He said threat was being investigated, adding that security agencies would foil .

Odumosu spoke at a security summit convened by in Lagos .

He said, “The command has taken notice of for Oodua Republic by some Yoruba separatist groups and the threats to disrupt law and order in the state.
Twenty-four of these groups have been identified and are being closely monitored.

“Similarly, the threat of IPOB to attack soft targets in Lagos is equally being put the radar of the command intelligence gathering and other security in the state.

“Strategies are being put in place to neutralise their activities. The command is using this medium to solicit the support of all and sundry to be vigilant at all times and report any suspicious person or movement to security agencies. Let adopt the slogan of ‘when you see something, say something.’”

Also, Odumosu said intelligence reports revealed that most miscreants use abandoned buildings as hideouts and in most , initiation camps, adding that most of the abandoned buildings were traced to family disputes.

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But the leadership of the IPOB on described the allegation as baseless, false and tribal, adding it was being hatched to cause division between two friendly and loving ‘nations’ (Igbo and Yoruba).

IPOB’s Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, stated this in a its Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful.

The group said, “The public is hereby notified that the allegations that IPOB is plotting to attack Lagos is a lie.

“The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who made the allegation is a former Chief Security Officer to Bola and their intention is to fuel division between the Yoruba and Biafrans; but, it won’t work. This is not 1967.”