The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command has today apprehended an inbound passenger found in possession of a handgun. The firearm recovered is a Pistol Barretta. He was aboard a United Airlines flight from Houston, United States of America.
In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the NIS National Spokesperson, Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Amos Okpu stated that, “The Comptroller at the Lagos Airport, CIS Kemi Nandap stated that the Service received a credible intelligence that the passenger had boarded for Nigeria in Houston. Furthermore, he had concealed a firearm in his luggage.”
According to Okpu, “Upon arrival, the Comptroller said ‘we declared him a person of interest and contacted the Customs Service for a search on his luggages. Thus, the handgun and 26 rounds of 9mm ammunition were recovered from him.”
The acting Comptroller General of Immigration Isah Jere Idris used the opportunity to reiterate to all travelers the need to always comply with acceptable best practices while embarking on foreign trips.
“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’, CIS Kemi Nandap concluded.