2face Idibia cancels planned anti-government protest
Nigerian music icon, Tuface Idibia, on Saturday night announced the cancellation of his planned nationwide protest over government’s alleged inaction in the face of worsening economic crisis in the country.
He took to his Instagram page and posted a video with the caption: "Dear Nigerians!!! Due to security concerns and public safety consideration. I hereby announce the cancellation of the planned March."
The Nigeria Police Force had on Friday called on the singer and others planning the protest for February 6 to immediately shelve the plan.
In a statement issued late Friday from the Force Headquarters in Abuja and signed by police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, the police said there was credible intelligence that the demonstration could turn violent.
“Innocent Idibia (a.k.a Tuface) and his group are hereby strongly advised to shelve their planned peaceful protest/demonstration in the interest of peace and security,” the police said.
Mr. Idibia called the “massive nationwide protest” about two weeks ago.