Seven nationals of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have been deported back to their country by the federal government of Nigeria.
The disclosure was made in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, October 15, by the public relations officer of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Sunday James.
Daily Trust reports that the statement did not disclose why the Korean nationals were deported back to their country.
It was gathered that 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.
According to James, the Korean nationals were deported by the order of the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola.
The statement read: “The comptroller general, NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, has carried out the deportation of seven DPRK nationals from Nigeria for life.”
According to James, the Korean nationals were deported to their country of origin with the available flight on October 16, 2019, through Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.