Nigeria deports seven Koreans

Mohammed Dabandede

Seven nationals of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have been deported by the Federal Government of Nigeria to their country. The reasons behind the deportation not mentioned

The Public Relations’ Officer (PRO), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Sunday James disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja, saying it was on the endorsement of the Minister of the Interior.

“The Comptroller General, NIS Mr. Muhammad Babandede, has carried out the deportation of seven DPRK nationals from Nigeria for life,” he said.

According to him, some of the deported Koreans include; Jo Sun Phil, Jang Sung Chol, Che Chun Hyok, Pak Yong Gon, R I Yong Il and Ri Hak Su.
James said that they were deported by the order of the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola based on the powers conferred on him by the Immigration Act 2015.

He said that they were deported to their country of origin with the available flight on Oct. 15, 2019 through Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

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