The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos Command today, Wednesday intercepted an American citizen with firearms at the airport.
The male passenger, whose name the Service did not disclosed was said to have arrived the country aboard a United Airlines flight from Houston, United States at 10:10 am, checked-in the firearms.
The passenger, AbelNews learnt was also said to be in possession of two international passports; Nigerian and American.
A source close to Lagos Airport, who spoke to AbelNews on the condition of anonymity said that the American citizen did not declare the firearms as stipulated in international laws on firearms carriage.
The source also claimed that the passenger was in possession of some documents from the United States that allowed him to bear firearms.
However, the genuiness of the documents in the possession of the passengers could not be ascertained.
The online platform gathered that the passenger was still going through interrogation at the immigration office at the airport and would be handed over to the appropriate authorities for further questioning and investigation.
“Officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service actually intercepted the passenger with the firearms during screening. The passenger 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 did not do. However, we are yet to verify the documents he’s carrying,” the source said.