The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has raised an alarm that some people are planning to burn down the Alaba international market.
The Alaba international market is an electronics market located in Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria. It is the largest electronics market in Nigeria. Apart from the sales of electronic products, the markets also deal in the repair of home appliances.
Kanu while speaking in a broadcast on Sunday via Radio Biafra alleged that some persons have perfected plans to burn down the market and blame IPOB’s security arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) for the arson.
“As I said before, they want to attack Alaba international market in Lagos,” the Biafra agitator said.
“They want to attack the market and burn it down. They want to attack. I am warning now, and not tomorrow they will say ESN came to Lagos. I want to tell our people in Lagos, to be on the alert to be vigilant because they are coming to burn Alaba market.”
Recalls about three weeks ago, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu had accused IPOB of planning to attack the state.
However, in a swift reaction, Kanu refuted the claims of the Police chief, accusing him of attempting to cause bad blood between the Yoruba and Igbo ethnic groups.