Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has denied allegations that the group is planning to attack Lagos State.
Kanu in a statement on Monday evening accused the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu of lying by the alarm he raised that IPOB is planning to launch an attack on Lagos State.
He also accused the Police Chief of attempting to cause bad blood between Yorubas and Biafrans.
“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!” Kanu stated in a Twitter statement.
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! pic.twitter.com/gPu0VTeOsK
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) May 10, 2021
It will be recalled as previously reported by Naija News that the Lagos Police Command said there were threats by Oodua Republic and the Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) agitators to disrupt law and order, and attack soft targets in the state.
Speaking on Monday at a stakeholders’ forum on security chaired by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the state secretariat, Alausa, the state Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, asked Lagosians not to panic over the threat.
Odumosu said security agencies in the state were on top of threats by the agitators to disrupt the peace of the state and the nation in general.
The commissioner noted that twenty-four Yoruba separatist groups have been identified and being closely monitored.
Reacting, the IPOB leader however said the Police Commissioner lied about the submission.
Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has extended the night curfew imposed on the 23 Local Government Areas of the state with effect from Tuesday.
Wike, in a statement on Monday by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said the night curfew starts from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., and it is aimed at curbing dastardly attacks on security formations in the state.
He said the decision was taken in the wake of multiple armed ambushes on police checkpoints along the East-West road which resulted in the cold-blooded murder of seven police officers over the weekend.
Wike said the State security council has reviewed the way and manner the recent attacks were executed and discovered that the perpetrators, who disguised themselves as security officers, moved in unhindered from Oyigbo to launch the attack.