Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has denied allegation that the group is plotting an attack in Lagos.
The Lagos police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu on Monday said the Command was investigating the separatist groups Oodua Republic and alleged threat by IPOB to attack soft targets in the state.
“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. 24 of these groups have been identified and being closely monitored,” Mr Odumosu said at a security summit chaired by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
“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 group’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in a statement on Monday described the allegation as “total falsehood” and a plot to fuel division.
“The public is hereby notified that the allegations that IPOB is plotting to attack Lagos is a LIE. Lagos State CP, Hakeem Odumosu who made the allegation is a former CSO to Tinubu & their intention is to fuel division between Yorubas & Biafrans. It won’t work. This is not 1967!” he tweeted.