Wanted Nigerian Journalist, Ahmed Salkida Arrested At Abuja Airport


Wanted Nigerian Journalist Ahmed Salkida Arrested At Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Salkida was declared wanted by the military alongside Aisha Wakil over alleged knowledge of Boko Haram and whereabouts of the abducted Chibok girls.

Ahmed Salkida arrived Abuja on Monday aboard an Emirates flight and was taken from the door of the plane by security operatives.

According to sources, a passenger who sat next to Salkida during the flight informed that he was tensed all through.

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The said passenger said she recognized him from the pictures posted on the Internet.



The passenger reportedly disclosed that Salkida mentioned that he expected to be arrested upon arrival.

According to her, he also mentioned that the State Security Service (SSS) was aware of his arriving.

Ahmed Salkida Arrested By Security Agents

He reportedly expressed fear of an unfair trial and accused the government of pronouncing him guilty without trial.

Ahmed Salkida further informed that he had no idea of the whereabouts of Boko Haram leaders or the Chibok girls.

He, however, admitted to have received two video recordings from Boko Haram before they were released to the public.

Wanted Ahmed Salkida reportedly claimed that Boko Haram had confidence in his objectivity as an investigative journalist.

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Salkida had in the past interviewed founding leader of Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf.

Last month, Ahmed Salkida had the Federal Government of refusing to renew his passport at the Nigerian Embassy in the UAE.

He alleged that they were afraid he might go on exile to an unknown destination if granted the renewal.

Salkida also raised concerns that the military was witch-hunting him.

According to him, they have wrongfully assumed that he is behind the report on the purchase of two properties in Dubai by the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai.