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Boko Haram: Journalist wanted by Army arrested

Boko Haram: Journalist wanted by Army arrested

The journalist, Ahmad Salkida,  who was declared wanted by the Nigerian Army has been arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, reports say.

According to a tweet by Sahara Reporters, Salkida was arrested when he came into the country from the United Arab Emirate (UAE).

The Nigerian Army had declared the Nigerian journalist, alongside two others – Ahmed U. Bolori and Aisha Wakil in connection with a video showing some of the Chibok girls.

Salkida had earlier asked the Nigerian Army to send him an airline ticket if they wanted him to return immediately.

Mrs. Wakil in an interview earlier had said the Chibok girls are being treated well by the Boko Haram sect in Sambisa forest.

According to her, the protests that followed the abduction of the girls, made the terrorists refuse to release them.

Wakil said “It did not take long, then the noise started ‘Chibok girls, Chibok girls.’ So they called me to ask if Chibok girls have become gold and diamond. And they decided that they won’t release anyone. The protest was so much!

“They told me ‘Mama, we saw Obama’s wife on television with #BringBackOurGirls placard.’ When the noise became too loud, they became bold and said they would not release them. They began to call the girls ‘Our golden Chibok girls.”

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Federal Government is prepared to discuss the release of Chibok girls with representatives of Boko Haram.


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