Egypt will deport seven Nigerians, who participated in #EndSARS protest in Cairo on October 18.
The Nigerians were arrested for protesting against bad governance and police brutality and have since been detained.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, made this known in a series of tweets.
She said, “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.
“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.”
The only Nigerian among them who has 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.
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) November 2, 2020
After signing an undertaking not go against laws of Egypt. The Nigerian mission in Egypt is still appealing for leniency on behalf of the seven slated for deportation
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) November 2, 2020