The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied allegations that its members are planning an attack on Lagos State.
It has earlier been reported that the Lagos state police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, had on Monday, 10th May stated that some members of the group are planning to attack the state, just as they have done in the South-East and South-South regions.
This statement was made at a security meeting with the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in attendance.
The police commissioner said:
“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”.
Refuting this allegation, IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful stated clearly:
“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 and their intention is to fuel division between Yorubas & Biafrans.
“It won’t work. This is not 1967”.
Source: Linda Ikeji.
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