By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has disclosed that its operatives discovered a handgun concealed in the luggage of a passenger who arrived in the country from the United States.
Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Amos Okpu, disclosed this in a statement he issued, on Wednesday.
He said the traveller was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, in Lagos.
“The Lagos Airport Comptroller, CIS Kemi Nandap, stated that the Service received a credible intelligence that the passenger had boarded for Nigeria in Houston and had concealed a firearm in his luggage.
“Upon arrival we declared him a person of interest and contacted the Customs Service for a search on his luggages. The handgun and 26 rounds of 9mm ammunition were recovered from him.
“The passenger who holds dual nationality of Nigeria and the United States is currently with us undergoing further interrogation to determine his intentions of bringing in the firearm,”the statement read.