Wanted Nigerian journalist, Salkida, arrested at Abuja airport

Ahmed Salkida, one of the three people wanted for alleged knowledge of Boko Haram and the whereabouts of over 200 Chibok girls, has been arrested.

He was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday.

Salkida, who arrived at the airport aboard Emirates flight EK 785, was taken from the door of the aircraft by members of the security forces and arrested.

The army, it will be recalled, had declared Sakilda wanted, for his relationship with Boko Haram.

He was also reported to have known the whereabouts of the Chibok girls.

Reacting to the development, Defence spokesman, Brigadier-General Rabe Abubakar, told newsmen that the military had no knowledge of his arrest.

As of the time of filing this report, it could, however, not be confirmed whether it was men of the Department of State Security (DSS) or military that had the wanted journalist arrested.