Boko Haram: DSS Arrests Wanted Ahmad Salkida

Ahmad Salkida

By Dipo Olowookere

Security operatives have apprehended the Nigerian journalist, Ahmed Salkida, who was declared wanted along with two others-Ahmed Bolori and Aisha Wakil-by the Nigerian Army over Boko Haram’s latest video.

Mr Salkida was picked up on Monday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport as he landed from an Emirates EK 785 flight.

Reports say Mr Silkida was whisked away by officials of the Department of State Security (DSS) immediately he touched down Nigeria.

He had reportedly informed a passenger sitting next to him that he was aware of his impending arrest by the Nigerian government.

“I recognized the journalist from photos posted on the Internet and engaged him in conversation throughout the seven-hour flight,” the passenger disclosed.

It was said that the wanted journalist claimed that he actually does not know the whereabouts of the missing Chibok girls as claimed by the Nigerian Army.

However, he admitted to receiving two video clips from Boko Haram before they were released to the public. He said Boko Haram had confidence in his objectivity as an investigative journalist, having previously interviewed Mohammed Yusuf, the founding leader of Boko Haram.

Mr Salkida has been living in the Middle East since the outbreak of the Boko Haram crisis.

Recall that barely a day after being declared wanted by the Federal Government for alleged association with Boko Haram terrorists, Ahmad Salkida, has said he should be commended for making sacrifice to free the Chibok girls rather than being labelled an accomplice.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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