…..‘My total allegiance to Nigeria is self-evident’
WANTED Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida, has declared his readiness to return to Nigeria to answer questions on his alleged association with the Boko Haram sect.
Salkida was declared wanted by the Nigerian Army hours after Boko Haram uploaded another video showing some of the abducted Chibok girls.
The journalist had claimed on his social media handle that the video was exclusively sent to him by the terror group’s hierarchy.
In a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Salkida was wanted in connection with the last two videos released by Boko Haram terrorists and other findings.
Responding to the development on his twitter handle, Salkida said he has stayed within “the creed of professional journalism,” in all his work and extensive coverage of Boko Haram insurgency since 2006.
He said: “Clearly, my status as a Nigerian journalist who has reported extensively, painstakingly and consistently on the Boko Haram menace in the country since 2006 is an open book known to Nigerians and the international community. Equally, my total allegiance and sacrifice to the Federal Republic of Nigeria is self-evident. I have stayed within the creed of professional journalism in my work.
“As a testimony to the credible and professional values of my access, since May 2015, l have been to Nigeria three times on the invitation of Federal Government agencies. I made personal sacrifices for the release of our Chibok daughters.
“Finally, the Army is aware that I am not in Nigeria presently. In the coming days I will seek to get a flight to Abuja and avail myself to the Army authorities. Indeed, my return will be hastened if the military sends me a ticket.”
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