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Why #EndSARS protesters in Egypt remained in detention -NIDCOM

Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has confirmed that eight Nigerians are still in detention in Egypt for participating in the #EndSARS protest.

Some Nigerians protesting against police brutality in their home country were arrested in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday.

Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri, explained that they were arrested for breaching laws on public gathering in the country.

She also denied the Nigerian government involvement in the Nigerians’ arrest.

Giving an update on the arrest of the Nigerians on Monday, NIDCOM in a press statement, said they will be released after thourogh investigation.

The statement shared on Twitter , was titled, ‘Update on Nigerian protesters arrested in Cairo, Egypt’.

The statement read in part, “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.

“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 handles.”

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