Nigerian Army in a press release have declared Ahmed Salkida and two others wanted over the Chibok girls in custody of Boko Haram. Ahmed Salkida is a journalist who has been suspected of being a member of Boko Haram who later fell out with the terrorist group. Mr. Salkida have always wanted to be part of the negotiation team between Boko Haram and the government. He has severally complained about being neglected and seem to have too much information about Boko Haram.
Boko Haram released a new video with some of the Chibok girls today and in the video a spokesperson for the Shekau group is urging the Chibok girls parents to pile up pressure on the government to release their members so that they would release the girls. The spokesperson also said some of the Chibok girls have been married out and others killed by the government’s airplane.
The press release below.
The world is quite aware of the abduction of several persons; women, children and men, including the female students of Government Secondary School Chibok, Borno State Nigeria by Boko Haram Terrorists group. Consequently, appeal was made for their unconditional release by the Federal Government. The military also made concerted efforts to rescue them.
We also appealed to Nigerians that have any information to volunteer to the military or security agencies to enable us rescue them.
However, two recent incidents have pointed to the fact that, there are three individuals namely; Ahmed Salkida, (Ambassador) Ahmed U. Bolori and Aisha Wakil that have information on the conditions and the exact location of these girls.
Therefore, the Nigerian Army hereby declare the two gentlemen and the lady wanted for interrogation. We are relying on the relevant laws of the land and in particular the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 (as amended) where Nigerians could be punished for failure to disclose information about terrorists or terrorists activities.
This become necessary as a result of their link with the last two videos released by Boko Haram Terrorists and other findings of our preliminary investigations.
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.
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.
Thank you for your kind and usual cooperation.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations