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Award winning Nigerian musician TuFace Idibia aka 2Baba has announced the cancellation of February 6 protest, which was expected to take place in Lagos, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The cancellation, which he announced on his intagram page, came barely five hours he released Do’s and Dont’ts of the protest.
“Dear Nigerian!!! Due to security concerns and public safety consideration, I hereby announce the cancellation of the planned march,” Tuface says on his instagram page accompany with a short video
Lagos police commissioner Fatai Owoseni had earlier warned that the protest might be hijacked by hoodlums .
“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 doesn’t 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.
But Owoseni later had meeting with TuFace on how to ensure safety of those that would be part of the protest.
In the meantime, the cancellation has taken supporters of #iStandWithNigeria, #iStandWith2Baba by surprise.
While some of them saw the need to cancel the protest (due to security concerns and safety), “2Baba you’re a voice of our generation, and thank you for waking up those in authority. The publicity of the protest has sent your message out to them, thank you,” one of the supporters says.
Some saw TuFace’s announcement as ‘lack bravery” “Tuface bloody chicken! So they threatened …so what? Bros you fall my hand,” @Ogbeniafolabi tweeted.
“I can’t believe this. I see the face of a bullied school child here,” @Koladeakeni tweeted referring to Tuface in the video, who at a time looks moody in the video clip.
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