The battle line may have been drawn between Innocent Idibia and the Nigeria police over the protest against hunger in the land.
Idibia has vowed to go on with the exercise. The event which was earlier scheduled to hold in Lagos only would also hold in Abuja on February 6, 2017. Idibia who made his insistence known on his Instagram account, said the events being organised on the platform of the 2Face Foundation, would commence at 8: am in Lagos and 9: am in Abuja.
In a move indicative that the protests tagged: One Voice, One Nigeria were explicitly about Nigeria, interested participants were asked to put on green attires Friday’s post to the effect that the protests would go on, was on the heels of a similar notice by a civil society organisation, Enough Is Enough, EiE.
Idibia said the protests were meant to sensitise the Nigerian authorities over the increasing hardship in the country. The development has generated so many comments on his Instagram account from would-be protesters, who maintained that the grinding hardship in Nigeria made the protests inevitable.
The social media is abuzz with comments against the plan to stop the protest. Nigerians who questioned the reasons adduced by the Police, insisted that it was the responsibility of the law enforcement agency to maintain law and order during the exercise.