Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Meet the only Nigerian journalist with access to Boko Haram flown home to negotiate with Terrorist

 Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida, who previously worked for Daily Trust and Premium Times and reported extensively on Boko Haram, fled Nigeria to Dubai 2 years ago after being accused to be a Boko Haram sympathizer. He explained he fled after'his life and that of his family became endangered'after security agencies started to mistake his in-depth reporting on the terrorist group as proof of his closeness to them. He went underground for many weeks before finally fleeing Nigeria. Salkida was perhaps the only Nigerian journalist/civilian to have access to Boko Haram, and he explained during the time that he'd rejected Boko Haram's many requests for him to publish exclusive interviews and materials for them.

Anyway according to new reports, the Nigerian government flew him home 2-3 weeks ago to negotiate with Boko Haram on their behalf, since he's the only real civilian who has allegedly seen Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and emerge alive. He reportedly came home after the Nigerian government assured him that he will not be arrested. (See his tweets).  After the break.

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