Lagosians are now living in fear over the huge deployment of
policemen in Ikorodu area of Lagos yesterday, as many claimed that the
deployment was as a result of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) threat to
extend its attacks to Lagos.
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However, rumours that militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) are
planning to bomb the Ikorodu Police Station, the Atlas Cove, the Third
Mainland Bridge and other targets in Lagos state has been dismissed by
the Lagos state police command.
Owoseni said: “Just as you heard it as a rumour, so I also heard it
as a rumour. It is a mere rumour and there is no truth in the rumour. It
is just like the rumour we received that the Third Mainland Bridge will
be no more on May 29.
“Here we are, the Third Mainland Bridge is still standing. Reports we
got about Ikorodu are cases of cultists and the police have arrested
about 200 suspects. They are being screened. Security agents are on
their toes there. There is overwhelming presence of policemen because
there is a tactical operation going on there since last week.
“Ikorodu has been sectioned into four tactical operations points, which are manned between 5am and 9pm.
“In fact, the report at our disposal now is that some of the
militants who used the waterways to commit heinous crimes, like
kidnapping and armed robbery have been relocating.
“There is no threat of bombing of a police station at Ikorodu.
However, plain-clothe policemen, officials of the Directorate of State
Services (DSS) are on ground and on top of the situation. People should
be careful where they go,” he said.
Source – The Herald