Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, claims that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are planning to attack soft targets in the state.
On Monday, Odumosu made the announcement at a security stakeholders’ forum chaired by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
He also stated that the command has taken note of threats made by Oodua Republic agitators and other Yoruba separatist groups.
24 of these groups, he claims, have been identified and are being closely monitored.
The threats, he said, had been placed on the radar of the Lagos Command intelligence-gathering unit.
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 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 for 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.’”
The commissioner went on to say that strategies are being put in place to counteract their activities.