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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Wanted Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

Ahmad Salkida, a Nigerian journalist known for his access to Boko Haram commanders, was declared wanted in August 2016 by the Nigerian Army in connection with the abducted Chibok girls and the terrorist group. Salkida who has extensively covered the conflict between the government and Boko Haram, released an exclusive video sent to him, which he said confirmed that the Chibok girls were alive but some died in recent airstrikes. (Read here).

Salkida, who was on exile in the UAE, responded to the army, saying he'll return if they provide a ticket for him. (Read here). He has now been arrested. 
According to Sahara Reporters, he was arrested in Abuja today as he arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport aboard Emirates flight EK 785. Salkida was reportedly taken into custody from the door of the aircraft by members of the security forces.

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