The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has clarified an allegation by Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, that it, alongside Oodua Republic agitators, intends to carry out attacks on soft targets in Lagos, as baseless, false, and tribal, including that it was being hatched to cause division between two friendly and loving nations.’
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB who said this on Monday, highlighted that it’s no longer 1967, a reference to the beginning of the Biafra war.
“The public has hereby advised the allegations which IPOB is plotting to assault Lagos is a lie,” Kanu said.
This isn’t 1967.”
Odumosu had earlier on Monday, alleged that the Oodua agitators and IPOB intended to assault the nation.
Odumosu spoke at a security summit convened by the Lagos State Government, said the danger was being researched, including that security agencies would foil the plan.
Twenty-four of these groups are identified and are being closely monitored,” he said.
“Similarly, the danger of IPOB to strike soft targets in Lagos is put on the radar of their control intelligence gathering and other security services from the state.
“Strategies are being put in place to neutralize their activities. The control is using this medium to solicit assistance from all and sundry to be vigilant at all times and report any suspicious person or motion to security agencies. Let us adopt the slogan when you see something, say something. ”’
Additionally, Odumosu said intelligence reports revealed that many miscreants now utilize abandoned buildings as hideouts and typically, initiation camps, including that the majority of the abandoned buildings were traced to family disputes.