Innocent ‘2baba’ Idibia has denied being arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The singer was rumoured to have withdrawn from the nationwide protest billed to take place today after being arrested by security agencies.
Shutting down the rumours, 2baba took to his Facebook page on Monday to state that he is “fine and free.”
“Thanks for the concern guys. I’m fine and free. Reports about DSS arrest are not true,” he wrote.
“We are still compiling your responses for the leadership. State your opinion on social media with the hastag #IStandWithNigeria. Peace! One luv,” he added.
Meanwhile, the 2face Foundation, in a statement, has apologised to Nigerians who feel betrayed by his withdrawal from the protest.
The statement read in part: “On behalf of Innocent “2Baba” Idibia, we would like to apologize to the fans, colleagues and everyday Nigerians who feel let down by the cancellation of this protest. 2Baba’s aim was to lend his voice to make the government aware of the growing discontent due to the wildly escalating cost of living for Nigerians in Nigeria among other issues.
“Arguably one of the country’s most influential musicians, he saw it fit to use his considerable platform; at the core of which are Nigerians, to amplify their voice. This is why he chose to march for the cause, and why he was so honoured when his industry colleagues pledged their support.”
“The risk of hijack by various political and sundry interests intent on using the platform to drive agendas that we as The 2face Foundation are not aligned with and therefore exposing protesters to high levels of danger is the main reason why 2baba regretfully had to withdraw himself from the march. He has refused to inadvertently present a platform for mischief makers to exploit.
“2baba would like to express his great regret over these circumstances to everyone who feels disappointed.”
In spite of 2baba’s withdrawal, several Nigerians have vowed to proceed with the protest as scheduled.
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