- Security agencies in Lagos and Ogun are embarking on all necessary measures to prevent a breakdown of law and order in both states
- This follows rumours of an impending attack on both states as alleged by a security chief in Lagos state
- Some groups, however, say the alarm raised by the Lagos state commissioner on the impending attacks are false
The Lagos and Ogun state police commands have beefed up security in different parts of their respective states to avert any possible attack.
This followed a statement by the police commissioner in police, Hakeem Odumosu, during a security summit chaired by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Odumosu said the command was investigating threats by armed groups to attack soft targets in the commercial city.
The Punch newspaper reports that undercover police personnel had been deployed in places hosting critical infrastructure and institutions, as well as areas with a high population of people from the eastern part of the country.
Meanwhile, the Lagos branch of the African Action Congress has called on Odumosu to focus on his statutory responsibility of dealing with criminals and not meddle in politics.
Sahara Reporters states that the party's publicity secretary, Elias Ozikpu, alleged Odumosu's recent comment was to fuel hate among the agitators in the southeast and southwest parts of the country.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Thursday, May 13, dismissed rumours that the reported planned attack on Lagos will be carried out by southeast groups.
The group's president-general, George Obiozor, during a courtesy visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, no southeast group has any intention of destroying the healthy relationship it has with the southwest, especially Lagos.
The Ohanaeze leader, therefore, urged Governor Sanwo-Olu to ignore such a rumour which he said is only aimed at distracting him from delivering the dividends of democracy through his government.
Recall that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo had on Thursday, April 22 alleged that the Nigeria Army was clamping down on Igbo youths, as well as secretly killing them.
The group said the army was labelling random youths in the region members of Indigenous People of Biafra and Eastern Security Network as an excuse to arrest and kill them without any evidence.
The allegations were contained in a statement issued by the group's spokesman, Chief Alex Ogbonnia.