Wanted Nigerian Journalist Arrested In Abuja

Nigerian journalist, Ahmed Salkida, who was declared wanted for allegedly link to Boko Haram insurgents and whereabouts of the missing Chibok Girls has been arrested in Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

According to a passenger who sat next to him in the Plane, Ahmad Salkida Salkida had said that he knew he would be arrested because he had been declared wanted by the State Security Service (SSS).

The passenger said: “I recognized the journalist from photos posted on the Internet and engaged him in conversation throughout the seven-hour flight”.

She said Mr. Salkida told her that he expected to be arrested upon arrival because he was traveling with an Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC) and that the State Security Service (SSS) was aware of his coming.

However, he admitted to receiving two video clips from Boko Haram before they were released to the public. He said Boko Haram had confidence in his objectivity as an investigative journalist, having previously interviewed Mohammed Yusuf, the founding leader of Boko Haram.

Recall that barely a day after being declared wanted by the Federal Government for alleged association with Boko Haram terrorists, Ahmad Salkida, has said he should be commended for making sacrifice to free the Chibok girls rather than being labelled an accomplice.

Salkida has been living in the Middle East since the outbreak of the Boko Haram crisis.

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