Ahmad Salkida ‘Army should send me ticket to return to Nigeria,’ Wanted journalist says

Salkida, who is resident in Dubai, was declared wanted following Boko Haram’s release of a video showing some of the girls who were abducted in April 2014.

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Ahmad Salkida, a journalist, has ties with Boko Haram

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Ahmad Salkida, a journalist who was declared wanted by the Nigerian Army in connection with the Chibok girls’ abduction, has said that he will return to the country soon to honour the invitation.

Salkida, who is resident in Dubai, was declared wanted following Boko Haram’s release of a video showing some of the girls who were abducted in April 2014.

The journalist, who has links with the sect, responded to the army’s declaration via a statement released on Monday, August 15, 2016.

The statement reads:

“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.”

“Clearly, my status as a Nigerian journalist who has reported extensively, painstakingly and consistently on the Boko Haram menace in the country since 2006 is an open book known to Nigerians and the international community.”

 “As a testimony to the credible and professional values of my access, since May 2015, l have been to Nigeria three times on the invitation of Federal Government agencies. I made personal sacrifices for the release of our Chibok daughters.”

Salkida was one of three people declared wanted by the army over their connection with the sect.

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The other two are Ahmed Bolori and Aisha Wakil popularly known as “Mama Boko Haram”.

The terrorists are demanding the release of Boko Haram detainees in exchange for the Chibok girls.

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