Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Nigeria Military Denies Arresting Ahmed Salkida

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Monday said it has no knowledge of the arrest of Ahmed Salkida, a journalist declared wanted by the military over alleged connections to Boko Haram militants as Sahara Reporters claim.

The Defence spokesman, Brigadier General, Rabe Abubakar told Daily Trust that the military has no knowledge of his arrest as at the time of filing this reportt.

‎Online media, Sahara reporters published a story alleging that Nigerian Journalist with access to Boko Haram, Ahmad salkida, has been arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

‎According to the site, the journalist was arrested from the door of the Emirates Flight EK785 aircraft that brought him to Abuja by security forces.

Salkida was declared wanted by the army alongside two others after a recent release of a video showing abducted Chibok schoolgirls in custody of Boko Haram.

Salkida had said that he was not on the run and would make himself available to the security forces as soon as he was able to get flight ticket to Nigeria.

The army had later explained that the three persons declared wanted were being invited to explain what they knew.