The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied a claim by the Police of planning an attack on Lagos.
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, while reacting to the Police claim in a statement on Monday, said the allegation was made to fuel division between the Yoruba and the Igbo.
Earlier on Monday, Lagos Commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, at a stakeholders’ meeting, had said the command is investigating alleged threats by IPOB and agitators of Oodua Republic to attack the state.
Odumosu had stated that “the command has taken notice of agitators for the 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.”
Kanu, who said “this is not 1967”, an apparent reference to the civil war that broke out that year over the struggle for Biafra, clarified that no such thing is being planned.
He said, “The public is hereby notified that the allegations that IPOB is plotting to attack Lagos is a lie”, adding that the police “intention is to fuel division between Yorubas & Biafrans. It won’t work.”