IPOB denies alleged plot to attack Lagos

Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu on Monday disclosed of plans by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to attack Lagos.

He said the threat by IPOB to attack soft target in Lagos was being investigated.

Odumosu spoke at a Security Summit convened by the Lagos State Government in Lagos on Monday.

According to Odumosu, “the Command has taken notice of agitators 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 being closely monitored.

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

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

But the leadership of the IPOB on Monday 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 statement 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 Tinubu and their intention is to fuel division between the Yoruba and Biafrans; but, it won’t work. This is not 1967.”

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