Salkida, Nigeria Army disagree on Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri
Nigeria Army has refuted reports that the insurgency group, Boko Haram attacked some of its personnel in Maiduguri, Borno State on election day, Saturday, February 23. Instead, Nigeria Army said gunfire heard in the area was not targeted at members of the public, but for 'security calculations'. "There is no report of an attack on…
Terrorism and treason...between Ahmad Salkida and NAN boss Bayo Onanuga
"Reporting violent terrorist acts is one of the most challenging jobs for journalists. The relationship between journalism and terrorism is complex – think of the often cited argument that the media is the oxygen that feeds terrorism," George Ogola wrote of the Nairobi terror attack. Terrorists create a theatre of death and destruction. The media…
Boko Haram may be planning 'something big' - Salkida
A Boko Haram splinter group loyal to the Islamic State may be on the verge of launching a large-scale attack in northeast Nigeria, says Ahmad Salkida. Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP) has stepped up its attack on Nigerian military locations in the northeast in recent weeks, and Salkida, a journalist with the knowledge…
Nigerian Army and the wanted ‘friends’ of Boko Haram
Nigerian Army’s declared invitation the other day of three influential paladins of Boko Haram – Dubai-based Nigerian journalist Ahmad Salkida, human rights lawyer Aisha Wakil and Ahmed Umar Bolori – and the subsequent interrogation of the latter two...
Salkida freed after Boko Haram questioning
A Nigerian journalist declared wanted by the authorities for alleged links to Boko Haram has been released from custody, the BBC reported him as saying on Wednesday.
During the outgoing week, the Chibok Girls crept into our consciousness, reminding us of the existential threat terrorism poses to the world; and more poignantly, the untold hardship they must have been subjected to, living with their abductors for more than two years. We were reminded, also, of the dire condition of the Nigerian economy…
Three on wanted list accuse military of mischief
The three persons declared wanted in connection with the kidnapped Chibok girls have accused the military of mischief .
Ahmad Salkida replies Nigerian Army after being declared wanted
The Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida, declared wanted on Sunday by the Nigerian Army said he cannot be held culpable in any act of terror perpetrated by Boko Haram.