Police Commissioner: In Lagos, IPOB and Oodua threats is under Investigation
Lagos state Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, says the state police and other security agencies in Lagos state are currently investigating reports of threats of violence. News came to them that suspected members of the Oodua Republic and the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) are about to carry out some violent activity in the state.
The police commissioner mentioned this at a stakeholders’ forum on security chaired by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. This statement was made on May 10th 2021.
To prevent this, the threats have been put on the radar of the Lagos Command intelligence-gathering unit to ensure that any possible threat by the gunmen and the groups would be prevented before it happens.
The command has taken notice of agitators for Oodua Republic by some Yoruba separatist groups and the threats to disrupt law and order in Lagos state.
Currently, twenty four of these groups are monitored closely to avoid killings and destruction of properties.
“Similarly, IPOB threats are being monitored by the police intelligence agency. This is to avoid any attack and maintain a peaceful environment in Lagos. Different strategies are carried out to neutralise any planned activities.
The police is using this medium to ask for help and support from the citizens. Report any suspicious person or movement to security agencies. Everyone should adopt the slogan of “when you see something, say something.”