The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has confirmed, the Egyptian authorities will be deporting seven of the 8 EndSARS protesters previously arrested in Cairo for lack of resident permits and visas.
In a series of tweets on Monday evening, NIDCOM boss, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, noted that, “the Egyptian authorities have said that seven out of the eight #ENDSARS Nigerians who protested in Egypt on October 18, will be deported to Nigeria for lack of resident permits/visas.”
Dabiri-Erewa further said that, the “only Nigerian among them who has residency permit will get final clearance from the Egyptian Interior Minister, Mahmoud Tawfik after signing an undertaking not to be involved in any unauthorised activities while still in the country.”
The NIDCOM boss added that the Nigerian mission in Egypt is still pleading for leniency on behalf of the seven Nigerians billed for deportation.
She, however, denied the allegation that the Federal government of Nigeria is involved in the Nigerians’ arrest, explaining that the Nigerians were not arrested at the Nigerian Embassy but at another location.