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Military impounds Russian plane containing arms in Kano
Military impounds Russian plane containing arms in Kano

Military impounds Russian plane with arms in Kano

Yvonne Williams

A large cargo of arms and ammunition which was intercepted by the Nigerian military at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on Saturday has been place in custody of the military.

The arms said to belong to Russia, was being flown to Ndjamena, Chad’s capital when the plane landed in Kano and was seized by the military immediately.

A security source speaking on the interception said that investigation had already begun to verify the source of the cargo and content, adding that the arms have been placed under protective custody pending the conclusion of the probe.

“The military has already launched an investigation into how the aircraft found its way to Kano, the origin of the weapons, the destination and other important details surrounding the shipment.” The source said.