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Ahmad Salkida

23 May 2019
A Nigerian journalist with a speciality in conflict reporting Ahmad Salkida Wednesday said Nigerian officials threatened him over his reports on the insecurity in northern Nigeria. Apart from the Boko Haram insurgency that has ravaged a section of the region since 2009, a few states in the northwest - Zamfara, Kaduna and Katsina - have…
23 Feb 2019
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…
19 Feb 2019
"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…
10 Sep 2018
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…
9 Sep 2016
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...
7 Sep 2016
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.
20 Aug 2016
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…
16 Aug 2016
The three persons declared wanted in connection with the kidnapped Chibok girls have accused the military of mischief .
15 Aug 2016
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.
14 Aug 2016
The Nigerian Army has declared three persons - two men and a woman - wanted over alleged link to the terror group, Boko Haram.
14 Aug 2016
The video is the latest release from embattled Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, who earlier this month denied claims that he had been replaced as the leader of the jihadist group.


The Nasarawa State Government has arrested 61 people for alleged violation of the law against open defecation.
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Former US president Donald Trump rejected calls for tightened gun controls Friday following the Texas school massacre, saying decent Americans should be allowed the firearms they need to defend themselves against "evil." "The existence of evil in our world is not a reason to disarm law-abiding citizens... The existence of evil is one of the very best…
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At least seven Indian soldiers were killed and 19 others injured in a road accident in the remote Ladakh region, close to the country's disputed border with China, police said Friday. The world's two most populous nations redirected tens of thousands of additional troops into the high-altitude Himalayan region after a deadly hand-to-hand battle in…
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Russian forces Saturday announced a latest successful test of their Zircon hypersonic cruise missile as Moscow steps up its Ukraine offensive. The missile was fired from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate stationed in the Barents Sea and "successfully hit" a target stationed 1,000 kilometres (625 miles) away in the White Sea in the Arctic, the defence…
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Iranian police fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse protesters in the southwestern city of Abadan where a tower block collapse killed 28 people, local media reported on Saturday. A large section of the 10-storey Metropol building that was under construction in Abadan, Khuzestan province, crumbled on Monday in one of Iran's deadliest such…