Photos: See Detained Russian Plane In Kano Carrying Ammunition And Even A Helicopter

A Russian airplane which was heading to Chad but had to stop
at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in the early hours of Saturday
morning when it developed a technical problem has been intercepted by Nigerian
authorities. The pilot sought permission from airport authorities before
landing due to its technical problem, but on arrival it was discovered the
plane was carrying ammunitions such as AK47s, bullet proof vests and even a
The Russian jet, labelled AH-124-100, has been described as
a heavy military transport aircraft, which is one of the biggest serial and
strategic heavy lifters in the world.

However, the Russian Government through its embassy in
Nigeria has denied any link with the jet. They made this known through the
Russian Embassy’s twitter handle. See the tweet and more photos after the cut.

Photo source: Premium Times

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