Abuja - The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has denied arresting Ahmed Salkida, a journalist declared wanted by the military over alleged connections to Boko Haram militants, reports Daily Trust.
Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, Defence spokesman said the military has no knowledge of his arrest.
On Monday night, Sahara Reporters had reported that Salkida was arrested after alighting from an Emirates Flight EK785 aircraft that landed in Abuja.
According to the online medium, Salkida was arrested from the door of the Emirates Flight EK785 aircraft that brought him to Abuja by security forces.
Salkida, is one of the three people wanted for alleged knowledge of Boko Haram and the whereabouts of over 200 Chibok girls.
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The news site quoted a passenger who was seated next to Ahmad Salkida as saying the Nigerian journalist was nervous on the flight and told her he expected to be arrested by Nigeria's intelligence agency, which knew his flight details because the Nigerian Embassy had denied him a passport and issued only an emergency travel document.
- News 24