Two highly weaponised drone were reportedly intercepted at Lagos airport by the officials of the Nigerian Army Department of Military Intelligence on January 28, 2020 at about 5:00pm.
The man who was in the possession of the two highly weaponised drones was arrested after attention was drawn to the suspicious package which was allegedly concealed in cartons.
On interrogation, the man told the National Air Defense Corps in Ikeja, that he works with the Kaduna State Government.
According to Sahara Reporters, the Commander of NADC, Air commodore U.K Abdullah later received a call from some unknown persons to release the drones and the suspect who was being interrogated, and he did on January 30, 2020. Abdullah also allegedly told military officials under his command to drop further investigation into the case.
The importer identified simply as Kelechi did not deny his involvement in procurement of the drones, although he said the relevant body behind the importation will speak at the right time.
“It is confidential. At the appropriate time the appropriate body will speak on this. That is all I have to say.”
Kaduna State’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan reportedly denied the involvement of the state government in importation of the drones when contacted.