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US citizen nabbed with firearms at Lagos Airport



By Famous Ozobo

A citizen of the United States of America has been apprehended with firearms at Lagos Airport by officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Wednesday.

The male US citizen who arrived in the country’s Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos boarded a United Airlines flight from Houston, United States at 10:10am.

It was also discovered that the suspect is in possession of two international passports: Nigerian and American.

The Nation exclusively report that the American did not declare the firearms as stipulated in international laws on firearms carriage.

An eye witness stated that 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.

According to the witness, “Officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service intercepted the passenger with the firearms during screening. So far, he is undergoing scrutiny from the officials of the service and will be handed over to the relevant authorities after interrogation.

“We learnt that the passenger with dual citizenship has the approval of the US Government to carry firearms, but such should have been declared at the port of entry, which he didn’t do. However, we are yet to verify the documents he’s carrying.”