Seven Nigerians out of the Eight who were arrested in Cairo, the Capital of Egypt for protesting without permit are to be deported if appeals by Nigerian mission is not heeded.
Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa who disclosed this on Monday via her tweeter handle, said the only Nigerian that has residency, will be pardoned.
Recall that Nigerians in diaspora have joined youths in the Country to protests against police brutality otherwise called #EndSARS Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS.
According to Abike: “Update on the 8 Nigerians detained in Cairo for protesting without a permit 7 of them are to be deported to Nigeria for lack of resident permits. The only one that has Residency will get final clearance from the Minister of Interior.
“Of decent treatment while in detention, they will be released after thorough investigations on why they flouted the laws of the land, check the status of their residence permits, and they will write an undertaking not to embark on any acts inimical to the Egyptian laws.
“The Nigerian mission will continue to engage with the Egyptian authorities to see to the release of the Nigerian protesters, while NiDCOM will monitor the situation and give an update.
“However, to the best of our knowledge, there is no record of any release yet as speculated on some social media handle @Mochievous.
“We stress again that the protesters were not arrested in the premises of the Nigerian mission as we look forward to their speedy release.
“After signing an undertaking not to go against laws of Egypt. The Nigerian mission in Egypt is still appealing for leniency on behalf of the seven slated for deportation”, Dabiri said.