SSS Releases Wanted Journalist, Ahmad Salkida, From Detention


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Premium Times reports that the State Security Service (SSS) has released Ahmad Salkida, the Nigerian journalist taken into custody, weeks after being declared wanted by the army. Salkida was released late on Tuesday, September 6, a day after he was arrested at the airport in Abuja. Ahmed Salkida is one of the three people wanted for supposed knowledge of Boko Haram and the whereabouts of over 200 Chibok girls.

The journalist, who is known for his deep reportage about the Boko Haram sect, was taken during his arrival at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport aboard Emirates flight EK 785 on Monday, September 5. The Authorities have accused Salkida of aiding Boko Haram, they also raised issues about the way he was sources video recordings from the sect. But the journalist denied the allegations when quizzed by SSS officials.

Sources said he was released without conditions and all documents and devices confiscated from him were returned. Meanwhile, the Department of State Security (DSS) has raised alarm over plans by Boko Haram terrorists to join the Nigerian Army. In a statement by Tony Opuiyo who is the spokesperson of the DSS, revealed that security operatives apprehended two Boko Haram members in Kano state who were trying to infiltrate the army.

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