Seven Nigerians who participated in the End SARS protest in Egypt have been slated for deportation.
They were earlier detained in Cairo, the country’s capital for protesting without a permit.
Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa gave updates on the situation of the detainees.
She said “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. The only one that has a Residency will get final clearance from the Minister of Interior after signing an undertaking not go against the laws of Egypt.
“The Nigerian mission in Egypt is still appealing for leniency on behalf of the seven slated for deportation.
The Nigerian mission in Cairo has had extensive deliberations with the Cairo ministry of Foreign Affairs, Interior as well as the Diplomatic Police.
“The eight detained Nigerians – four men and four women – were assured 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.