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Lagos Police Command vows to stop Tuface’s Feb. 6 planned protest

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The Lagos State Police Command has vowed to stop the purported protest planed by popular African musician, TuFace idibia a.k.a 2Baba slated for February 6, 2017 in the city of Lagos.

2Baba planned to stage a nationwide protest against what he called “unfriendly” policies of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

TuFace had taken to the social media for some days appealing to his supporters to join the movement.

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But Lagos State Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni said he would stop the protest “because some hoodlums have planned to hijack it.”

Owoseni said there was no official request from the protesters notifying security agencies of their plan.

“Information reaching us revealed that some hoodlums are planning to hijack the peaceful protest. And as such, we won’t allow it to hold in Lagos. We know that Tuface do not have the capacity to contain such a crowd and we will not fold our hands and watch while things go out of hand.

“This is why we advise individuals or group of persons who may wish to embark on civil demonstration to inform the police so that adequate security arrangement would be provided,” the police boss said.

 

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