The alarm raised by the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, that the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, are plotting to attack the State in collusion with agitators of Ooduwa Republic has drawn the reaction of the secessionist group.
“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,” Odumosu stated this at a security summit convened by the Lagos State Government in Lagos on Monday.
Reacting, IPOB in a statement its Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, released, debunked the Police chief’s claim adding it was a ploy to pit the Igbos against the Yoruba, and is dead on arrival.
“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,” Powerful wrote.