The Lagos State police command has said it is investigating threats by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to attack the state.
Hakeem Odumosu, Commissioner of Police in the state, vowed that no breakdown of law and order, or attacks on soft targets will be tolerated.
Odumosu spoke at a stakeholders forum on security in Lagos, which governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu presided over.
The commissioner said the command is aware of agitations for the Oodua Republic by some Yoruba secessionists “and the threats to disrupt law and order in the state.”
He disclosed that twenty-four persons belonging to the groups have been identified and are being closely monitored.
“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,” he said.
Odumosu appealed to residents to be vigilant and report suspicious persons or movement to security agencies.
The police commissioner assured that strategies are being put in place to neutralise criminality in the state.