Security operatives have, Saturday, intercepted a Russian plane carrying arms and ammunition at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano.
Vanguard newspaper reports that the crew have been taking into custody, according to a security operative who seeks anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
The media platform says it cannot independently verify if the munitions destination is Nigeria or whether the plane was in transit.
NewsWireNGR also recalls that after the Nigerian government terminated the military training agreement between the Nigerian Army and United States of America.
Russia and Nigeria have signed a memorandum on interaction and cooperation between their security councils, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev’s spokesman Igor Shvytkin said Wednesday.
The document was signed at a meeting between Patrushev and Nigerian presidential national security advisor Sambo Dasuki.
“The document is called upon to become a basis for regular dialogue between the sides on different aspects, including in the sphere of international and regional security,” Shvytkin said.
More details to follow.