The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has announced that seven Nigerians involved in the #EndSARS protest in Cairo Egypt have been slated for deportation.
Abike revealed this via series of tweets on Monday November 2, where she said seven among the eight protesters arrested are being deported for lack of resident permits/visas.
The eight Nigerians, including four men and four women, were arrested in Cairo, Egypt on October 18 for protesting against police brutality, extra-judicial killings, and bad governance in their country.
According to the chairman, the Federal Government is pleading for leniency on behalf of the arrested Nigerians slated for deportation.
She tweeted, “Update on the eight Nigerians detained in Cairo for protesting without a permit – Seven of them are to be deported to Nigeria for lack of resident permits.
In her tweet, she hinted that, “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 unauthorised activities while still in the country.”
She, however, assured Nigerians that the Nigerian mission in Egypt is still appealing for leniency on behalf of the seven slated for deportation.Follow us on social media