Tuesday, 6 September 2016

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Ahmad Salkida,Boko Haram go between journalist arrested in Nigeria.

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Ahmad Salkida, the Nigerian journalist known for his access to Boko Haram commanders, was declared wanted in August 2016 by the Nigerian Army in connection with the abducted Chibok girls and the terrorist group. Salkida who has extensively covered the conflict between the government and Boko Haram, released an exclusive video sent to him, which he said confirmed that the Chibok girls were alive but some died in recent airstrikes. 
Salkida, who was on exile in the UAE, responded to the army, saying he'll return if they
provide a ticket for him. 
Journalist Ahmad Salkida, reacted to the Nigerian Army declaring him wanted after releasing the video from Boko Haram last weekend exclusively sent to him. In a statement he released, Ahmad says he is currently out of Nigeria but will seek to get a flight back to Nigeria so he can honor the Army's invitation. Read his statement below...

My attention has been drawn to a public notice put out by the Nigerian Army and signed by Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations. The statement declaring me wanted seeks culpable grounds to punish me on account of “last two videos released by Boko Haram terrorists and other findings…” by the Army.
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Clearly, my status as a Nigerian journalist who has reported extensively, painstakingly and consistently on the Boko Haram menace in the country since 2006 is an open book known to Nigerians and the international community. Equally, my total allegiance and sacrifice to the Federal Republic of Nigeria is self evident. I have stayed within the creed of professional journalism in my work.

As a testimony to the credible and professional values of my access, since May 2015, l have been to Nigeria three times on the invitation of Federal Government agencies. I made personal sacrifices for the release of our Chibok daughters.

Finally, the Army is aware that I am not in Nigeria presently. In the coming days I will seek to get a flight to Abuja and avail myself to the Army authorities. Indeed, my return will be hastened if the Military sends me a ticket.
Thank you.
Ahmad Salkida.

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. He has now been arrested. 
According to Sahara Reporters, he was arrested in Abuja today as he arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport aboard Emirates flight EK 785. Salkida was reportedly taken into custody from the door of the aircraft by members of the security forces.







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