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FG deports 36 Indians, 2 Koreans for visa violations

The Federal Government has ordered the immediate deportation of 36 Indians and two Koreans. The Indian nationals allegedly entered into the country with fake visas and counterfeit immigration stamps, while the Koreans failed to regularise their stay upon the expiration of their contract with Zamfara State Government.

The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), who signed the deportation order in his office in Abuja on Tuesday, said the directive was pursuant to Section 45 (2, 3 and 4) of the Nigeria Immigration Act, 2015.

A statement by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Umar said the affected nationals included An Sik and Jon SU Gyong of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The Indian nationals are Mr. Sajji, Mrs. Sajji Arvini, Mrs. Sunil Babujumma, Mrs. Meemi, Mr. Papachi, Mr. Deva Mr. Rajani, Mrs. Kiran Shivachadra and Mr. Shivachadra, among others.

He reiterated President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to empowering the Nigeria Immigration Service to enhance enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws.

The minister advised all foreign nationals to operate within legal provisions, noting that the nation will not compromise on its immigration laws.

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