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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has alleged that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was planning an attack on soft targets in the state.
Odumosu, who delivered a paper on ‘Appraisal of Security Situation in Lagos State’, at an ongoing security meeting, said the threat by IPOB has been put on the radar of the Command intelligence gathering and other security services in the State.
The Commissioner said the Command has also taken note of threats by agitators of Oodua Republic and other Yoruba separatist groups.
According to him, 24 of these groups have been identified and being closely monitored.
He added that strategies are being put in place to neutralise their activities.
He, therefore, asked 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’, he said.
Another major security challenge being faced by the command, according to the CP, is the use of motorcycle as a means of transportation in the state.
‘A combination of factors can be identified as being responsible for the advent of motorcycles as a means of intra-city transportation in Lagos State.
‘Foremost amongst these, is the quest of the government to expand the land transportation system and provide employment opportunity to the citizens.
‘This made the government to at the onset, grant approval for commercial motorcycle operations in the State with necessary legislation to regulate their activities’. he added.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK