The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has vehemently denied alleged plans to attack Lagos State.
The Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had on Monday alleged that IPOB was planning an attack in the state.
The police boss who spoke at a security summit convened by the Government of Lagos State said; “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 are 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 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 us adopt the slogan of ‘when you see something, say something.’”
Responding however, IPOB described the allegation as baseless, false and tribal, adding that it was being hatched to cause division between two friendly and loving nations (Igbo and Yoruba).
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, in a statement through the secessionist group spokesman, Emma Powerful, 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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