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Nigeria's hottest sensationational pop artiste 2Face Innocent Idibia was on Thursday 4th October, 2007 shot by men suspected to be hired assasins.

According to Ifeanyi Odogwu brother to Faze who drove the car in
which 2Face rode told WWW.NIGERIAFILMS.COM, "All I can remeber is that at Cele Bus Stop along Oshodi-Apapa Express way in Lagos we suddenly started hearing 'Open' 'Open'. Attempt by 2Face to open the door the man who had a lolcally made gun opened fire on him. 2Face himself started shouting 'Run Run'. Immedciately the other guy who who managed his account by name Chukwuka Ebelebe was hit by the butt of the gun and we all ran and left the car.

immedaitely 2Face was rushed to Cedar Group hospital at Festac Town. He has since undergone a minor surgery to remove the 22 bullets from his thigh he told Taiwo Obatusin of WWW.NIGERIAFILMS.COM.

The 32 year-old music star was on his way to his FESTAC Town, Lagos residence from the Murtala Mohammed international airport when the incident happened. He was returning from London, where he was named Best African act at the 12th edition of MOBO awards on September 19.

Luckily, 2Face had a laptop computer on his laps, which helped reduce the impact of the bullet. feanyi, Faze's elder brother who was behind the wheels of the Honda car. He was however, not completely lucky as he was hit by a stray bullet in the arm.

Both Ifeanyi and Idibia are currently being hospitalised in a FESTAC hospital. The incident occurred around Cele bus stop, along the airport expressway, at about 8pm Nigerian time. It took the intervention of passers-by, before they could be taken to hospital in a van.

They arrived Cedar hospital, (same hospital he was hospitalised after his famous 2005 robbery attack) around 9pm, and promptly made a formal report at the FESTAC town police station. 2face was taken into theatre at 7am on Friday, and one of the doctors Dr. Emeka Onourah confirmed to us WWW.NIGERIAFILMS.COM that his condition is not critical. 'He's responding to

He has 22 pellets in his thigh, because it was a local gun. But we've been able to handle the situation. We've stopped the bleeding too. What remains is to make sure there's no infection, and we create a way for the pellets to expel themselves'
He refuted speculations the singer would be flown abroad. 'He's going to be with us for a while.

But I can assure you that he's doing very fine. After the operation, Idibia was sleeping peacefully on his hospital bed, surrounded by his closest friends and aides. Idibia is being attacked by armed bandits. In January 2005, the entire nation kept a vigil and prayed endlessly as he lied on a hospital bed, recovering from injuries sustained after robbers laid siege on his FESTAC residence, injuring him and his brother Steve.

-Taiwo Obatusin for WWW.NIGERIAFILMS.COM