Niger Republic has deported 42 Nigerians who entered the country en route Europe.
The deportees where handed over to Katsina State Command of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
The NIS spokesman, Sunday James, who revealed this in a statement in Abuja on Friday, said the said persons were deported to Nigeria through the Kongolam Control Post.
The deportees who were said to be between 18 and 35 years, evaded immigration clearance and crossed the border to enter into the Republic of Niger.
James said that a Federal High Court in Katsina had alreay sentenced 12 out of the 42 Nigerians that were involved in the illegal entry into the Republic of Niger.
“Justice Hadiza Shagari, while ruling in the judgment, directed that the suspects should either pay N50, 000 fine or be remanded in the correctional centre for three months.
“The remaining 30 offenders will soon be docked in court on completion of charges against them, ” NIS Spokesman said.