2face buckles, cancels nationwide protest

2face Idibia

Nigerian pop star, 2face Idibia, has announced the cancellation of the nationwide protest scheduled for Monday.

In a video posted on Instagram late Saturday, the 41-year-old cites security concerns and public safety consideration as reason for the cancellation.

“Dear Nigerians, after due consolations it has become clear that the One Voice Nigeria protest scheduled to hold in Lagos and Abuja on Monday the 6th of February is under serious threat of hijack by interests not aligned with our ideals,” a subdued 2face said in the video which immediately went viral.

“The point I am intent on making is not worth the life of any Nigerian. It is in fact motivated by the need to demand a better deal for the ordinary Nigerian.

“I therefore announced the cancellation of the planned protest.”

He said further information will be shared in due course.

Police authorities had said on Friday they had “credible intelligence” that other groups were planning a counter protests on the same day and at the same venues, saying the event could turn violent.