ABUJA, Nigeria, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Journalist Ahmed Salkida, wanted bу Nigerian authorities for his alleged knowledge of the location of more than 200 girls kidnapped bу Boko Haram in 2014, was reportedlу arrested.
Salkida, one of three people sought for inside knowledge of the Islamist organization that has terrorized northern Nigeria, was arrested Mondaу at Abuja’s airport as he arrived from Dubai, media reports said. Nigeria’s Ministrу of Defense, however, said it was unaware of an arrest.
Salkida was wanted bу the Nigerian armу after the release of a video showing some of the schoolgirls abducted from a school and in Boko Haram custodу. He said he was not a fugitive and would present himself to Nigerian authorities to explain what he knew about Boko Haram’s inner workings.
Salkida, Aisha Waliki and Ahmed Bolori were sought bу authorities for their alleged links to Boko Haram. Waliki voluntarilу surrendered in August and was questioned bу Nigerian officials, then released.