Following the intervention of the Presidency and the Inspector General of Police, Nigerian musician, Naira Marley has decided to call off the #EndSARS Protest earlier slated for today.
As a result of the cancellation, Naira Marley is currently being bashed on the social media by Nigerians, calling him all sorts of names.
The Inspector-General of Police had reached out to Naira Marley concerning the planned protest:
@officialnairam1 The Inspector General of Police wishes to inform Nigerian youths that their voices and complaints on the issues of unprofessional conducts by some SARS operatives have been heared very loudly and clearly
The Force is irrevocably committed to changing these narratives and undertaking far-reaching reforms to reposition SARS and other Tactical Squads for better service delivery.
The Orders and restrictions on the operations of SARS and others already issued by the IGP are just the initial steps out of the many reforms planned for the Tactical Squads.
The Leadership of the NPF will work with the Ministry of Youth and other stakeholders, including Youth leaders, youth entrepreneurs, CSOs and others in formulating and implementing consensual reforms.
Today, Tuesday 6th October, 2020, by 11am, the Force PRO- DCP Frank Mba will be having a live instagram chat with Naira Marley to answer questions and discuss the concerns of young Nigerians on the issues of SARS operations and other burning issues. Please stay tuned.
@officialnairam1 The Inspector General of Police wishes to inform Nigerian youths that their voices and complaints on the issues of unprofessional conducts by some SARS operatives have been heared very loudly and clearly.
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) October 6, 2020
Reactions that follow the cancelled protest on Twitter:
Naira Marley don use style Japa , make Runtown no Run pic.twitter.com/PXz9T5ubqG
— IG:Ayo machalajnr🦅 (@__olayinka) October 6, 2020
Let’s be honest if you were in Naira Marley shoes and the IG of police calls you and say you should calm down that all would be put in place what would you do? Still protest? Let’s not be hypocrites abeg.
— kiddee La baller ⛹🏾🏀 (@iam_kiddee) October 6, 2020
NigeriaN Police Force and Naira Marley wan dey whine us ni sha.
— Alhaji Royz🀄️ (@royzkingin) October 6, 2020
I just want the Government to know that whether they speak to Naira Marley or Tope Alabi on Instagram, the protest will still happen unless they end SARS officially.
— Tife🌚 (@tifefabunmi) October 6, 2020
I’ve drafted 200 curses for SARS in my notes already,going to drop them all on Naira Marley ‘s IG live
— Dehkunle of Africa 💧🐐 (@Dehkunle) October 6, 2020
Naira Marley don Japa
I pray say Runtown too no go leave us run 🤲🏽 pic.twitter.com/G92yneEuU1
— CHIEF, THE DADDY 🦁👳♀️ (@ChiefUmarhere) October 6, 2020
Naira marley you love protesting on instagram… That’s d problem.. https://t.co/B6A9JdVqCO
— Engr tolu teezzyy 💧 (@toluteezzyy) October 6, 2020
Dont blame Naira Marley for cancelling the protest against SARs because is greater than that dumb guy Wizkid…… the so called Wizkid should also be in support of protest not disrespecting the president.
— EL CHAPO ➐ (@cwethein_) October 6, 2020
Naira Marley cancel protest or not , we don’t want any reform , all we want is #EndSARS .
— Yakuza of Ibadan 🏝 (@UncleAbiodun) October 6, 2020
Nigerian police intentionally released Naira Marley knowing fully well a day will come where he would want to lead a protest against them, then they'll threaten him with his case file so that he can stop the movement… Think about it pic.twitter.com/YBYztsqeeR
Naira Marley cancels protest, agrees to have a session with Police on his IG by 11am for them to have an open discussion on this #EndSARS matter.
Then he gave a one week ultimatum to see compliance, else no going back on nationwide protest.
— Ayemojubar 👠 (@ayemojubar) October 6, 2020