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.