The police have warned popular musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2face and his group to shelve their planned peaceful protest/demonstration in the interest of peace and security.
The protests are planned to hold today, Feb. 5 and tomorrow, Feb. 6.
CSP. Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer, Abuja in a statement released from Abuja explained that the warning became imperative because, Intelligence report available to the force was to the effect that the protest would be hijacked.
“The Nigeria Police Force is currently in possession of credible intelligence reports that other interest groups are equally planning to hold a counter protest/matches on the same days at the same places/cities as the Tuface Group.
“If these various planned protests/demonstrations are held as scheduled, that there may be breakdown of law and order, with attendant loss of lives and property.’’
It said that the other opposing groups were equally advised to shelve the planned counter protest/demonstration in the interest of peace and security.
The force added that it was prepared to employ every possible legal means for the maintenance of law and order; and for the protection of lives and property.
Innocent Idibia aka 2face
The statement, then as a consequence, urged members of the public — parents and guardians, religious/opinion leaders and other interest groups – to prevail on their children and wards, followers and adherents — not to allow themselves to be used by any group to cause disturbance to public peace.
“Nigeria Police Force is deeply concerned with the security implications with regard to the planned protest/demonstrations.
“And as the lead security Agency in the country, is fully aware and recognises the constitutional rights of every citizen (including 2face and his group) to assemble and move freely in any part of the country.
“In this regard, the force is also cognisant of its constitutional responsibilities of taking any proactive/preventive security measures: in the interest of public safety, public order, public morality or public health.’’ ##