Nigeria says it has seized aircraft with loaded with helicopters, weapons bound for Chad

December 7, 2014 7:15 AM

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KANO, Nigeria – Nigeria's airport authority and security officials say they have seized an aircraft loaded with at least one military helicopter and heavy weapons that made an unscheduled landing at Kano airport in northern Nigeria.

Security agents said they detained five Ukrainian crew members who said the plane was flying from Bangui in Central African Republic, to N'Djamena, the capital of Chad. Kano is far northwest of that air route.

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