The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeen Odumosu has alleged a plot by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to attack the state.

He said that the plot will be thoroughly investigated and will foil it.

Odumosu made this known at the security summit held in Lagos which was organized on Monday, May 10.

He 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.’”

In addition, Odumosu said intelligence reports revealed that most miscreants now use abandoned buildings as hideouts and in most cases, initiation camps, adding that most of the abandoned buildings were traced to family disputes.

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 through 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.”