Lagos CP raises alarm, says IPOB plotting to attack Lagos

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By Ogechi Okorie

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Lagos State , Hakeem Odumosu, has alerted Lagosians an impending plot the Indigenous People Biafra (IPOB) to attack soft targets the state.

Odumosu, delivered a paper on ‘Appraisal Situation Lagos State’, at an ongoing meeting, said the threat by IPOB has been put on the radar the Command intelligence gathering and other services the State.

The Commissioner said the Command has also taken note of threats by agitators of Oodua Republic and other Yoruba separatist groups.

According to him, 24 of these groups have been identified and being closely monitored.

He added strategies are being put in place to neutralise activities.

He, therefore, asked all and sundry to be vigilant at all times and report any suspicious person or movement to agencies.

“Let us adopt the slogan of ‘when you see something, say something’,” he said.

Another major challenge being faced by the command, according to the CP, is the use of motorcycle as a means of in the state.

“A combination of factors can be identified as being responsible for the advent of motorcycles as a means of intra-city in Lagos State.

“Foremost amongst these, is the quest of the government to expand the land system and provide employment opportunity to the citizens.

“This made the government to at the onset, grant approval for commercial motorcycle operations in the State with necessary legislation to regulate activities.

“The government’s good intention of providing additional means of land transportation and creating for the teeming unemployed youths, has
been negated by the atrocities being perpetrated by the Okada operators in the State. This include, the use of Okada as a veritable tool to commit crime and get away with by hoodlums; disrespect to traffic rules and regulations; the Okada operators becoming nuisance and reckless on our roads, resulting into avoidable accidents with attendant consequences on ,” he said.

The event was attended by , security chiefs and members of the public.