Nigeria: Journalist wanted over Boko Haram video
Aug.15, Abuja: The Nigerian army has declared a journalist and two others wanted for questioning after the armed group Boko Haram released a new video purporting to show the schoolgirls it kidnapped more than two years ago, reports said.
It declared Ahmed Salkida and two other persons, Ahmed U Bolori and Aisha Wakil, wanted because of their alleged link with Boko Haram, army said.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the acting director of army public relations, said in a press statement issued on Sunday: "There is no doubt that these individuals have links with Boko Haram terrorists and have contacts with them.
According to reports, hours before Boko Haram released the video purporting to show the abducted Chibok girls, Salkida said he had seen the footage which he claimed was "exclusively" sent to him by the fighters.
The kidnapping of the Chibok girls has become a hot political issue in Nigeria, with the government and military criticised for their handling of the incident and their failure to rescue any of the girls.
About 2,000 girls and boys have been abducted by Boko Haram since 2014, with many used as sex slaves, fighters and even suicide bombers, according to Amnesty International, the London-based human-rights organisation.
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