Some Nigerians protesting in opposition to police brutality of their house nation had been dispersed on the Nigerian Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and later arrested on Sunday.
Nonetheless, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Fee, Abike Dabiri, had instantly denied the Nigerian authorities involvement within the Nigerians’ arrest.
She additionally defined that the Nigerians weren’t arrested on the Nigerian Embassy however at one other location.
In a video that surfaced on-line, the Nigerians had been arrested by police within the state whereas they had been chanting solidarity songs.
Whereas the policemen tried to arrest them, the protesters constantly chanted #EndSARS.
One of many protesters within the video defined to the policemen that the protest was not in opposition to police in Egpyt.
One other was heard clarifying that by protesting on the Nigerian Embassy, they’re believed to be of their nation – Nigeria.
A Twitter person, @DrOlufunmilayo, alleged that “Nigerians had been having a peaceable protest in Cairo Egypt at present (Sunday) and the Nigerian Embassy known as Egyptian police to arrest them. 20 individuals now arrested. How can Nigerians be arrested for peaceable gathering in a Nigerian embassy?”
“Consular to Nigeria Embassy in Cairo, Egypt refused to work together with peaceable protesters. They had been all arrested shortly after their calls for to talk with the consular,” one other tweep, @AdebayoApanpa, added.
When challenged over the arrest, Dabiri, defined that Egypt had its personal guidelines that information public gathering.
Dabiri stated this whereas reacting to a tweet by widespread actress, Toyin Abraham, whom had stated, “Aunty Abike @abikedabiri, please we’re ready to listen to from you ma. The peaceable protesters that had been arrested in Cairo needs to be launched.”
Replying to the tweet, the NIDCOM boss stated, “The Egyptian police dispersed them, then traced them to a really far place. They didn’t arrest them on the mission. They got here in a bus pushed by an Egyptian. The motive force has additionally been arrested. The mission will do all they will. Egypt may be very very strict with its legal guidelines.
“Nigerian mission didn’t name Police. In Cairo, gatherings with out permits are banned. In Egypt, you may’t even journey from one a part of the nation with no allow to journey from the state you reside in. They’ve their very own guidelines which they strictly implement.
“Nonetheless, the mission can be partaking with the Authorities to see what may be accomplished.”