The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) said Monday that the North Korean Mission in nigeria had made a formal complaint to it over the illegal distribution of a film which the mission regarded as provocative.
This is contained in a statement issued by the head of Corporate Affairs of NFVCB, Mike Ekunno.
The statement said that the North Korean mission viewed the movie as not only provocative but also targeted at instigating the assassination of the North Korean Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un.
A 2014 American political satire film, The Interview, directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg had generated controversy across the world for depicting the assassination of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.
According to the statement, the North Korean Ambassador in Nigeria, Jong Choi, expressed displeasure with movie during a courtesy call to theNFVCB.
Mr. Choi was quoted as saying that themovie did not only misrepresent the developments achieved by his country but sought to portray and instigate negative global opinion against its leadership.
The ambassador therefore pleaded with the NFVCB to initiate action to mop themovie out of the Nigerian market, while also cutting the supply source.