Security forces arrested Nigerian journalist Ahmad Salkida, who is known for his access to the top Boko Haram leader – The journalist was declared wanted by the Nigerian army after he unveiled the Boko Haram video to the public
Sahara Reporters has obtained the information that the security forces have arrested Ahmed Salkida, one of the three people wanted for supposed knowledge of Boko Haram and the whereabouts of over 200 Chibok girls. Salkida, the journalist known for his access to the top commanders of the deadly sect, was taken during the arrival at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport aboard Emirates flight EK 785. A passenger seated next to the journalist during the trip informed the media that Salkida was looking nervous during the flight. She said the journalist, who was recently declared wanted, told her that he awaited to be arraigned upon arrival because he was traveling with an Emergency Travel Certificate and that the State Security Service was aware of his coming. Salkida was worried over that he would not be given a fair trial and blamed the incumbent administration for pronouncing him guilty without trial. He further stated that he did not know the whereabouts of Boko Haram commanders or abducted Chibok girls. Meanwhile, he accepted to receiving two video clips from Boko Haram before they were unveiled to the public. According to him, the terror sect had confidence in his objectivity as an investigative journalist, having previously interviewed Mohammed Yusuf, the founding leader of Boko Haram. Earlier, the Nigerian army declared a Nigerian journalist and two other persons – Ahmed U. Bolori and Aisha Wakil –wanted because of their alleged link with the terror group, Boko Haram.
Salkida had last month blamed the Nigerian authorities for refusing to renew his passport at the Nigerian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates for fear that he would run away to an unknown destination.