Nigerian Security Operatives Briefly Detain, Release Congo-Bound Arms Cargo Plane In Kano

MAKIIAThe Ukrainian cargo plane detained at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, MAKIA, over suspicions of carrying sophisticated military hardware, has been released.

The plane which was on a stop-over at MAKIA en route the restive Democratic Republic of Congo was held shortly after arrival around 9pm by about five truckloads of armed soldiers, who kept a vigilant watch until the cargo plane and its nine-member crew were released several hours later following the conclusion of investigations.

The plane departed the Nigerian airspace around 1:46pm Sunday afternoon, airport officials said.



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