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Why We Declared Journalist Sakilda, Others Wanted – Nigerian Army


The Nigerian Army has explained why it declared a Nigerian journalist, Ahmed Salkida and two other persons – Ahmed U. Bolori and Aisha Wakil – wanted because of their alleged link with the terror group, Boko Haram.

Colonel Sani Usman, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, said in a press statement issued on Sunday evening that, “There is no doubt that these individuals have links with Boko Haram Terrorists and have contacts with them.

“They must therefore come forward and tell us where the group is keeping the Chibok Girls and other abducted persons to enable us rescue them.

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The army says it was relying on relevant laws of the country, especially the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 to declare the two men and the lady wanted in connection with Boko Haram.

“We are therefore calling on all Nigerians and peace loving people to give us useful information on their whereabouts. We are also liaising with other security agencies for their arrest if they failed to turn up,” the statement said.

The Army consider Sunday’s video as part of Boko Haram’s propaganda.

Mr. Sakilda had said on Twitter that the video was sent exclusively to him before the sect uploaded it to YouTube.

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