EndSARS: Egypt to deport detained Nigerians for Illegal Protest
Egypt will deport seven of the eight Nigerians arrested on October 18 for participating in an illegal #ENDSARS protest in Cairo.
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa announced this in a tweet.
She said they will be deported for lack of resident permits/ visas.
According to her, the eighth person will be freed because he has a residency permit.
Dabiri-Erewa said he will have to sign an undertaking not to be involved in unauthorised activities while still in the country.
She wrote: “The Egyptian authorities have said that seven out of the eight Nigerians who protested in Egypt on 18 October, will be deported to Nigeria for lack of resident permits/ visas.
“The only Nigerian among them who has a residency will get final clearance from the Egyptian Interior Minister, Mahmoud Tawfik after signing an undertaking not to be involved in unauthorized activities while still in the country.”
She said the Nigerian mission in Egypt is still appealing for leniency on behalf of the seven slated for deportation
“Current situation of Nigerians arrested in Egypt for protesting without a permit.
“Everyone has a right to protest, but we appeal to our people abroad to follow the laws of that country as we continue to do all we can to get the Nigerians released,” she said.