Nigeria deports 19 foreign nationals

The Nigerian authorities have deported 19 foreigners from the country.

According to a statement by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Sunday James, on Friday, one of the deportees, Ali Mahamat, was deported to France and another, Kasinayhan Ramasamy, was deported to India.

He disclosed that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, signed the order for the deportation.

James further disclosed that Mahamat was found to be engaged in activities capable of undermining the security of a friendly neighbouring country to Nigeria in Maiduguri, Borno State, and Ramasamy was found working as a shop attendant in Kano.

He added that 10 Egyptians that violated the conditions for their entry were also deported by the order of the minister.

He also said that seven Sri Lankans, that were jailed for petroleum product-related offences after serving their jail terms, were ordered by the courts to be deported to their country.

He said that the Comptroller General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, directed that all migrants in Nigeria should comply fully with the laws guiding their residence and entry.

He said the order was in accordance with the section 45 subsection (2) and section 46 subsection (1), and section 47 subsection (1) of the Immigration Act 2015.

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