Breaking: Army Declares Three People Wanted

The Nigerian Army has declared three people wanted, among is Ahmed Salkida, a journalist known for his closeness with the Boko Haram sect.
The other two are Ahmed Bolori and Aisha Wakil.
This was contained in a post on Army Twitter page on Sunday.
Ms. Wakil is a lawyer, and was in contact with the Nigerian government during the 2013 amnesty negotiations with the Boko Haram insurgents.
She is believed to have met with former President Goodluck Jonathan at the time as part of the negotiation, which later broke down.
Bolori is the coordinator of the Fa’ash Foundation and the Partnership Against Violent Extremism (Pave).
He lives in Maidugurl and witnessed the rise of the terror group, which turned violent.
Also in a statement by Col. Usman Sani, Acting Director Army Public Relations, entitled, ‘Nigerian army declares Ahmed Salkida (Ambassador), Ahmed U Bolori and Aisha Wakil wanted’, said: “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 declares 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.
“You are please requested to kindly disseminate this information to the public through your medium.
“Thank you for your kind and usual cooperation”.
These announcements are coming on the heels of a new video by the terrorist group that accused the Nigerian Airforce of killing some of the abducted schoolgirls in Chibok Government Secondary School in 2014 by the sect.
Boko Haram also said in the video released on Sunday, that it was ready to exchange the girls for its detained members in Nigerian cells.
The group said it can only use journalists for the negotiations.
In a swift reaction, the Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, said the military was carefully studying the video clip to verify its authenticity.

Author: News Editor

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