Security operatives at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, have arrested Ahmed Sakilda, a Nigerian journalist, that was declared wanted by the Ngerian Army for his alleged link to the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents.
Salkida was declared wanted alongside Ahmed Bolori and Aisha Wakil-by the Army after the release of Boko Haram’s latest video.
According to reports, Salkida was arrested at the door of Emirates Flight EK 785 at the Abuja airport on Monday.
Reports also have it that Sakilda had told a passenger on the flight that he knows he would be arrested because he had been declared wanted by the Depertment of State Services, DSS.
The passenger said: “I recognized the journalist from photos posted on the Internet and engaged him in conversation throughout the seven-hour flight”, the passenger said.
According to the female passenger, Salkida told her that he expected to be arrested upon arrival because he was traveling with an Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC) and that the State Security Service (SSS) was aware of his coming.
The passenger also revealed that Sakilda, who had been living in the Middle East, insisted that he does not know the whereabouts of the missing Chibok girls as claimed by the Nigerian army.
He however confided in the female passenger that the Boko Haram insurgents have confidence in him because he had previously interviewed Mohammed Yusuf, the founding leader of Boko Haram.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews…
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