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NIgerian-American arrested with firearm at Lagos airport

Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos Command this morning intercepted an American citizen with firearms at the airport.

The male passenger whose name was not given arrived in the country aboard a United Airlines flight from Houston, the United States at 10:10 am, was said to have checked in the firearms.

According to an investigation, the passenger had two international passports; Nigerian and American.

A security official who did not want his name mentioned told Radio Nigeria, that the American citizen did not declare the firearms as stipulated in international laws on firearms carriage.

He said, the passenger had some documents from the U.S, which allowed him to carry firearms but the authenticity of the papers could not be ascertained.

Currently, the passenger is being questioned at the immigration office and would be handed over to the appropriate security agencies for further investigation and interrogation.

Reporting by Nosa Aituamen; Editing by Tina Oyinsan