36 Indians and two Koreans have been deported from Nigeria with immediate effect. In a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Mohammed Umar, on behalf of Minister of Interior, retired Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, the minister who signed the deportation order on Tuesday in his office in Abuja, said it was pursuant to section 45(2, 3 and 4) of the Nigeria Immigration Act 2015.
The Indians gained entry into the country with fake visas and counterfeit Immigration stamps, while the Koreans failed to regularize their stay upon the expiration of their contract with Zamfara Government.
The statement read in part;
“the Indian nationals gained entry into the country with fake visas and counterfeit Immigration stamps, while the Korean nationals failed to regularize their stay upon the expiration of their contract with Zamfara State Government”.
Gen. Dambazau gave the names of the affected nationals as Mr. AN CHUN SIK and Mr. JON SU GYONG of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, while the names of the 36 Indian nationals are; Mr. Sajji, Mrs. Sajji Arvini, Mrs. Sunil Babujumma, Mrs. Meemi, Mr. Papachi, Mr. Deva, Mr. Rajani, Mrs. Kiran Shivachadra, Mr. Shivachadra, Mr. Shakthi and Mr. Prabhukumar.
Others are Mr. Rajan, Mr. Shree Kumar, Mr. Jagandeesh, Mrs. Mamathaja, Mrs. Sheela, Mr. Prasad, Mr. Pappa, Ms. Nirveni, Mr. Shambhu Kumar, Mrs. Reshma, Mr. Ravi Kumar, Mr. Iraji, Mrs. Jinotha, Mr. Kishore and Mr. Nageena. Also deported are Mrs. Sheelavathi, Mr. Nentaraju/Santhosh Kumar, Mrs. Sumati Mr. Krishna Lokesh, Mr. Santhil, Mr. Vasantha, Mr. Seebu, Mr. Vishwanath, Mr. Vishwanth Ramya and Mr. Rajeshwari.
The minister reiterated President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to empowering the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS to enhance enforcement of the nation’s Immigration Laws, stating further that all foreign nationals should operate within its provisions as the nation will not compromise on its immigration laws.