- Three Nigerian Journalists has been Declared Wanted by the Nigerian Army in Connection to Boko Haram
- Army Explains why issued warrant for arrest of Journalists.
- One of the ‘Wanted’ Journalists, Ahmed Salkida speaks out, denials the allegations.
The army, through its spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, accused the trio (Ahmed Salkida, Ahmed U. Bolori and Aisha Wakil) of having links with Boko Haram, thus must know the conditions and exact location of the girls.
In a statement pertaining their arrest, the army said:
“We are relying on the relevant laws of the land and in particular the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 (as amended) where Nigerians could be punished for failure to disclose information about terrorists or terrorist’s activities.
“This has become necessary as a result of their link with the last two videos released by the insurgents and other findings of our preliminary investigations.”
Although the Boko Haram latest video was sent exclusively to Salkida, he has denied the claim by the army.
Below is his defiant statement, where he highlighted his “status as a Nigerian journalist who has reported extensively, painstakingly and consistently on the Boko Haram menace in the country since 2006”:
“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,” he said.
“I made personal sacrifices for the release of our Chibok daughters.”
“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, “ Salkida said.
Meanwhile, Abang Mercy has a detail of Mr. Ahmed Salkida’s “I am not a Boko Haram member.”