Police vow to stop 2face’s planned protest in Lagos
The Nigeria Police, Lagos State Command said Thursday they would not allow an anti-government protest planned in the commercial hub Lagos by music star 2Face.
The popular Afro-Pop artist, whose real name is Innocent Idibia, called on Nigerians earlier this week to march on February 6 in protest of the government’s handling of the country’s economic crisis.
Reacting to the planned protest, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni said there are security reports that some hoodlums are planning to hijack the protest, hence the need to prevent it from holding.
His words: “Information reaching us revealed that some hoodlums are planning to hijack the peaceful protest. As such, we won’t allow it to hold in Lagos,
“We know that 2Face does not have the capacity to contain such a crowd and we willnot fold our hands and watch while things go out of hand,” Owoseni said.
In a video posted on his Facebook account Tuesday, 2Face urged Nigerians to come out in a “peaceful and articulate manner” for the march.