Some Nigerians who joined in calls for end to police brutality in Nigeria were arrested on Sunday in Egypt.
Their arrest came after they were dispersed at the Nigerian Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. They were heard chanting #EndSARS while they were being led away the police in Egypt.
A tweet said 20 persons were arrested.
However, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), said the embassy did not get the protesters arrested.
Dabiri said this while reacting to a tweet by popular actress, Toyin Abraham.
“The Egyptian police dispersed them, then traced them to a very far place. They didn’t arrest them at the mission. They came in a bus driven by an Egyptian. The driver has also been arrested. The mission will do all they can. Egypt is very very strict with its laws.
“Nigerian mission did not call Police. In Cairo, gatherings without permits are banned. In Egypt, you can’t even travel from one part of the country without a permit to travel from the state you live in. They have their own rules which they strictly enforce,” she said.
“However, the mission will be engaging with the Authorities to see what can be done.”