According to the latest information provided by French ambassador to Nigeria, Nigerian authorities have released the Russian cargo plane.
The country’s defence chiefs announced on Twitter that the “Antonov” aircraft was held pending an investigation into its provenance and what it was carrying.
As a result during the investigation any weapons or military ammunition were not found on board. The Russian Embassy in Nigeria reported previously that the aircraft was used for transportation of cargo by French peacekeeping mission in Chad.
On Sunday the Nigerian authorities announced that they had detained a Russian cargo plane with military equipment. The Russian government has denied any association with the aircraft loaded with armed weapons.