France Claims Choppers Found on Seized Aircraft

December 8, 2014 11:05 AM

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Two military helicopters on a Russian-made aircraft seized in northern Nigeria belong to France and soon will be allowed to leave the country, France's ambassador to Nigeria said Monday.

Nigerian authorities became suspicious when an Antonov transport plane flying from Central African Republic to Chad diverted off course to Kano. It was impounded with the helicopters on Saturday, along with two French officers and 18 Russian crew members.

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