NIGERIA AGAIN DETAIN “SUSPICIOUS” UKRAINIAN CARGO PLANE FERRYING MILITARY HARDWARE AT KANO

Colonel(rtd)Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser

Colonel(rtd)Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser

KANO, Nigeria
June 16 (Xinhua)

A Ukrainian cargo plane suspected to be
carrying military hardware has been
detained in northwest Nigeria’s Kano
State, security and aviation sources told
Xinhua on Sunday. The sources, who declined to be mentioned,said the cargo plane landed at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport of the northwestern state on Saturday night and was immediately grounded by the military authorities who could not confirm the actual destination
or owners of the cargo.

An aviation official disclosed that the
plane is currently parked on the airport
tarmac, where investigation will be
thoroughly carried out by Nigerian
security operatives. The aviation source said a search was conducted on the cargo plane on Saturday night and the tarmac where it is being parked has been cordoned off by security operatives.

The Nigerian aviation authorities are yet to officially address the media.

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10 Responses to NIGERIA AGAIN DETAIN “SUSPICIOUS” UKRAINIAN CARGO PLANE FERRYING MILITARY HARDWARE AT KANO

  1. beegeagle says:

    DEJA VU

    FLASHBACK 2009: UKRAINIAN AN12 CARGO PLANE IMPOUNDED AT KANO OVER SUSPICIOUS ARMS CONSIGNMENT

    http://naijaadvertiser.com/news/id_537

  2. originalpato says:

    Hmmm. Nigeria seems to be turning into a transit hub for the arms black market.

  3. jimmy says:

    WHAT IS GOING ON? are the Nigerian intelligence getting better or are the ukranians just that sloppy? this is the second time this has happened we need to know who is getting prosecuted .

    • Donian007 says:

      This isn’t a joke anymore, we need to get to roots of these shipments. We must be careful, so many bad belle countries no like our faces.

    • eyimola says:

      It’s probably a mix of both. The ongoing situation with Boko haram has obviously improved vigilance, but on the other hand there are so many illicit arms runners out of Eastern Europe with varying degrees of sophistication.

  4. eniola says:

    I read d plane has been released

  5. beegeagle says:

    UKRAINE CARGO PLANE BRIEFLY DETAINED IN KANO; NOW RELEASED

    VOICE OF NIGERIA
    17 June, 2013
    By Acheme Jack
    Kano

    Security operatives at the Malam Aminu
    Kano International Airport, Kano State,
    northeast Nigeria have detained and
    freed a Ukrainian cargo plane alleged to
    be carrying military weapons. Airport sources say the aircraft had landed for repair and the military authorities began investigation and discovered large quantity of weapons aboard.

    “The aircraft landed at about 2am local
    time on Sunday and has been freed this
    afternoon.” a security source says. The Nigerian aviation authorities are yet to officially address the media on the
    issue.

    Last year(???),a Ukrainian plane carrying military weapons was intercepted at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport. It was later released with its crew after it was discovered to be heading to Equatorial Guinea.

  6. Saints says:

    BH would rely on the trans saharan routes for arms deals. I do not think a registered ukranian jet would be supplying weapons directly to BH or any other insurgent group.. If they are now engaging in transcontinental arms deals, then i think there is something big ahead. But the present state of BH is a source of doubt as to that fact. BH is no longer the big picture in nigeria anymore. Cyber generals i guess its time for us to mobilise all available resources and check for linkages between Hezbolla and any ukranian/russian arms network. The name Viktor Bout should come to mind reminding us of the brilliant russian,ukrainian,arabian citizen(all from various intel report) who did everything to make sure that both parties in most african armed conflicts are fully armed. Although he is now locked up somewhere in illinois USA for conspiracy to kill US citizens. We should believe that someone somewhere is about to start following his footstep. Or someone somewhere is about to get his hands dirty. But anyroad we ve got our hands on their balls this time. Now lets watch the story unfold..

  7. Obix says:

    Hmmmmmmmmmm! Sirs, i’m short of words. @Oga Saints, Ukraine and Russia always keep away from any black market dealings in the Israeli axis. They understand the possible implications. One of such is the fact that you have millions of citizens of the former Soviet Union who moved over to the Holy land after the demise of the USSR and still retain their former passports. They can’t sell arms to organizations who would readily use them against those emmigrants.
    Africa is a harvest ground for them. Here there are no political or ethical restrains!

    • ifiok umoeka says:

      The LORDS OF WAR are at it again. Pls someone pass them a list of things we can use so they bring it next time. Things like flankers, havocs, alligators, terminators, mainstays etc. I remember saying that our boys are getting better at it, thumbs up to our intel boys

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