Arms shipment enroute to Gambia from Iran Seized in Nigeria
Iran has allowed Nigeria to interview an Iranian citizen inside its embassy, in connection with a shipment of arms seized in Lagos.
Iran was accused of being behind the arms and there were suggestions Nigeria was being used as a smuggling route.
It was initially feared that the weapons could be used in Nigeria - by oil militants in the Niger Delta, or Islamist radicals in the north or in elections due next year.
The France-based shipping company CMA CGM says there were attempts to send the containers on - to The Gambia, in West Africa - before the Nigerian police seized them.
It says the shipment came from Bandar Abbas, a port in southern Iran, and were hidden in containers labelled as building materials.