17th June, 2013
Nigeria’s authorities have grounded a Ukrainian cargo plane suspected to be carrying military hardware at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport.
According to agency reports, the cargo plane landed at the airport 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.