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Breaking: My Return Will Be Hastened if the Military Sends Me A Ticket – Ahmed Salkida Replies

The Nigerian Army had declared a journalist, a lawyer and an activist wanted in connection with the missing Chibok school girls.

Ahmed Salkida, the journalist declared wanted has rare access to the leaders of the Boko Haram insurgents, though he defines his relationship with them as a professional one.

A statement by Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman yesterday said two recent incidents indicated that the three individuals declared wanted had information on the conditions and the exact location of the girls.

Read the statement sent below to NewsWireNGR by Journalist Ahmed Salkida declared wanted by the Nigerian Military over the Boko Haram video he EXCLUSIVELY published…


My attention has been drawn to a public notice put out by the Nigerian Army and signed by Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations. The statement declaring me wanted seeks culpable grounds to punish me on account of “last two videos released by Boko Haram terrorists and other findings…” by the Army.

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. Equally, 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.

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.

Finally, 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.

Thank you.

Ahmad Salkida.

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