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Monday, 10 May 2021

Ex-Head Of State Speaks On Connection To Terror Groups, IPOB, Yoruba Groups Plan To Attack Lagos


I Have No Links With Terror Groups’, Gen. Abdulsalami Reacts To Media Reports

A Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami A. Abubakar (rtd), has denied having any link with armed bandits and any other terrorists group in Niger State, describing reports linking him with their activities as “false, unfounded” and fake news.

According to a statement by Abdulsalami in Minna, signed by his media aide, Dr Yakubu Suleiman, alleged that some selected online media had linked him to a purported arrested helicopter supplying food and weapons to bandits in parts of the state.

The General in the statement disassociated himself from such “a heinous crime that is unbecoming of any patriotic citizen”, stressing that ordinarily, he would have ignored such spurious reports but has to set the record straight.

“This kind of fake news has the potential of aggravating the already tense security situation in the country and should not be condoned,” he said.

, however, expressed regret how individuals could peddle such news and smear the image and character of people, adding that “I urge Nigerians to ignore such treacherous acts and to be careful with the kind of information they dish out and share on Social Media”.

He also urged Nigerians to continue to work and pray for enduring peace in Nigeria, saying that no nation could attain greatness without peace and security of lives and property.
Source – Daily Trust

Police Confirms Threats To Lagos By IPOB, Yoruba Groups

The Police in Lagos says the command is investigating threats by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and Yoruba separatists groups.

Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu vowed that no breakdown of law and order, or attacks on soft targets would be tolerated.

Odumosu spoke at a stakeholders forum on security in Lagos, which Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu presided over.

The CP said the command was aware of agitations for the Oodua Republic by some Yoruba secessionists “and the threats to disrupt law and order in the state.”

The Police chief 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.”

Assuring that strategies are being put in place to neutralise criminality, Odumosu appealed to residents to be vigilant and report suspicious persons or movements to security agencies.
Source – Daily Post

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