Egypt to Deport Seven Nigerian #EndSARS Protesters for illegal residency
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Seven Nigerians based in Egypt, who participated in the #EndSARS Protest are set to be deported back home.
Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said the Egyptian government had revealed plans to evict the Nigerians who were arrested during the EndSARS protest in Cairo last month for illegal residency.
Their arrest was criticised by many who alleged that the clampdown was orchestrated by the Nigerian government.
But the Egyptian government said the Nigerians were detained over their illegal stay but later said only one person of the eight had a working permit.
“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.
“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”, NiDCOM Boss said.