Lagosians have been told to ignore rumors of threats to security of lives and property. The police have assured residents that the fears of an attack on the city by militants, especially the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), were unfounded.
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Fears were rife that the group’s threat to extend its attacks to Lagos were to be carried out. But Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni said the city is safe.
He described as a “mere rumour” the insinuation that the NDA was planning to bomb the Ikorodu Police Station, the Atlas Cove, the Third Mainland Bridge and other targets.
A huge deployment of policemen in Ikorodu also reinforced the rumour that an attack was likely.
But Owoseni, who assured residents of their safety, said security agencies have been on their toes to avert any such threat.
He added that police officers were stationed at Ikorodu because there was an ongoing operation in the town to dislodge criminals.