The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said threat of IPOB to attack soft targets in Lagos is being put on the radar of the Command intelligence gathering and other security services in the State.
Mr Odumosu disclosed this on Monday during a Security Townhall Meeting at the Lagos state secretariat, attended by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and other principal officials in Lagos State.
In a paper titled, “Appraisal of Security Situation in Lagos State,” Mr Odumosu assured that strategies are being put in place to neutralize their activities.
“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 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.’”
Recall that,Mr Odumosu had earlier placed police officers in Lagos State on ‘red alert’ following a jailbreak that occurred in Imo State on April 5.
“Furthermore, 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,” the police boss said.
Meanwhile, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has reacted to the allegation that the group is plotting an attack in Lagos.
On his tweeter handle, Kanu described the allegation as a lie and a plot to fuel division.
“The public is hereby notified that the allegations that IPOB is plotting to attack Lagos is a LIE. Lagos State CP, Hakeem Odumosu who made the allegation is a former CSO to Tinubu & their intention is to fuel division between Yorubas & Biafrans. It won’t work. This is not 1967!” he tweeted.