The Lagos State Police Command has said it is on alert over threats by members of the Oodua Republic agitators and Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), and 22 other groups to disrupt law and order in the state by attacking soft targets.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu disclosed this at a stakeholders’ forum on security chaired by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the state secretariat, Alausa on Monday.
“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.
“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.
Odumosu revealed that the command has put strategies in place to stop the activities of the groups. While appealing to the public to be vigilant and report suspicious movements within their environments.
“Strategies are being put in place to neutralise their activities.”
“The command is using this medium to solicit for the support of 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.”