Superstar musician 2Baba has cancelled the #IStandWithNigeria protests scheduled to hold in Lagos and Abuja on Monday February 6th 2017.
2Baba said that the decision was made after discovery that the protests were under threat of hijack by elements not aligned with the interests of the protesters.
2Baba had faced criticisms from members of the academia, his former colleague, Blackface and the presidency (through President Buhari‘s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie) over the planned action.
The Lagos State Police Command had also advised the music star to halt the action, saying thay hoodlums are planning to hijack the protests to perpetuate their criminal activities.
The Force Headquarters, Abuja on Friday released a statement advising the 2Baba led protesters and another pro-government group of protesters who had planned to carry out their action on February 5th and 6th to shelve their plans.
The police had said that the decision was made to prevent the breakdown of law and order during the protests.
@official2baba has cancelled the planned #IStandWithNigeria protests scheduled to hold in Lagos and Abuja on the 6th of February 2017 over security issues. The Lagos Police Command and the Force Headquarters, Abuja had issued statements calling on the music star to cancel the protests saying that hoodlums are planning to hijack the protests to carry out their criminal activities.