Nigerian Security Operatives Briefly Detain Ukrainian Cargo Plane At Kano Airport.

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By SaharaReporters, New York

There was temporary excitement on Saturday night at the Mallam Aminu International Airport (MAKIA) in Kano as security operatives impounded a Ukraiinian aircraft which was found to be carrying sophisticated military weapons.

A SaharaReporters source said the nine members of the crew were detained for more than ten hours as investigations were undertaken.

Efforts to obtain comments about the impounded plane from the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) were rebuffed, but our source disclosed that the investigations revealed the plane’s destination to be Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and that the aircraft had landed in Kano to refuel.
With the conclusion of investigations, the flight and the crew were released on Sunday afternoon.

In a related incident in July 2012, a Ukrainian plane carrying sophisticated weapons was also impounded at MAKIA.  It was subsequently discovered that the weapons were heading for

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