The impeccable hand of law has caught the Nigerian journalist, Ahmed Salkida, who is said to be know the where about of the rampage Boko Haram insurgents at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
Salkida, who was declared, wanted along with two others, Ahmed Bolori and Aisha Wakil, by the Nigerian Army after the terrorists group released a video on August 14 showing the abducted Chibok girls, was on Monday apprehended by security operatives believed to be members of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The journalist was arrested at the door of aboard Emirates flight EK 785 on his arrival at the Airport.
Salkida, according to a passage who had conversation with him onboard, said that he knew he would be arrested because he had been declared wanted by the State Security Service (SSS).
“I recognized the journalist from photos posted on the Internet and engaged him in conversation throughout the seven-hour flight”, said the passenger who sat next to him during the journey.
According to her, she said the journalist was nervous throughout the flight.
She said, Salkida during their conversion, expressed fear that he will be arrested upon arrival at Nigeria because he was traveling with an Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC) and that the DSS was aware of his trip.
The journalist, according to fellow passanger, accused the Nigerian Government of declaring him guilty without a trial, stressing that he may not be given a fair trial.
The passenger quoted Salkida as further saying he has no knowledge of the whereabouts of Boko Haram leaders or Chibok girls.
He, however, admitted to receiving two video clips from Boko Haram before they were released to the public, stressing that the terrorist group believed in his objectivity as an investigative journalist.