Two passengers with firearms have been arrested by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, security officials. have arrested two passengers with firearms at both wings of the.
They were nabbed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos at separate intervals upon arrival at the airport.
Disclosing this development to newsmen yesterday, General Manager Corporate Communications of FAAN, Mr. Yakubu Dati, said the firearms were found in their luggage. While one of the passengers who flew in from Maryland en route Atlanta Georgia, USA about 4.00pm on February 6, 2013 on Delta Airlines was arrested with a pistol in his luggage, the other passenger was nabbed on his way from Lagos to Port-Harcourt aboard Aero Contractors flight at the Domestic wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, MMA2, Lagos on Thursday.
Dati said: “The passenger claimed that the gun was brought in from the USA for his personal protection while in Nigeria. He claimed to have declared the gun to the airline before checking in his luggage at the airport of departure.”
Dati, however, explained that the pistol did not pose any threat to the passengers at the airport at the time of its seizure.
The other passenger who was apprehended with a pistol in his check-in luggage on an Aero Contractors flight from Lagos to Port Harcourt on Thursday, also claimed that he brought the pistol from the USA for his personal protection during his stay in Aba, Abia State where he would spend his holiday.
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