Sunday, December 7, 2014

Photos: Nigerian military intercepts Chad bound Russian plane loaded with arms and ammunition

The Nigerian military in early hours of Saturday morning intercepted a Russian plane loaded with large amount of arms and ammunition, bound for neighbouring Chad.

The pilot of the aircraft had sought permission from airport authorities before landing due to its technical problem, but on arrival it was discovered the plane which was headed for N'djamena, the capital of Chad, was carrying ammunitions such as AK47s, bullet proof vests and even a helicopter.

Meanwhile the Russian government through its embassy in Nigeria has denied any link with the jet aircraft.

"According to the information of the Embassy, the detained in Kano plane, allegedly carrying military hardware on board, is not Russian," the Russia Embassy in Nigeria, tweeted via its handle @RusEmbNigeria late Saturday.

However, Nigerian authorities say investigation has begun to determine the content and origin of the aircraft.

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