Ahmed Salkida, who was declared wanted along with two others-Ahmed Bolori and Aisha Wakil- by the Nigerian Army was on Monday arrested.
Salkida, a journalist, who was declared wanted at the wake of the release of a new video by the Boko Haram sect, which showed some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls still alive, was taken in by the security operatives immediately he arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, aboard Emirates flight EK 785.
He was said to have been arrested from the door of aircraft.
The Army or other security agencies are yet to confirm or deny his arrest.
The Army had declared the three persons wanted on August 14 after the terrorist group said in a new video that it was ready to swap the girls for some of th group members in prison across the country.
A statement by Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman had said two recent incidents indicated that the three individuals had information on the conditions and the exact location of the girls.
Wakil and Bolori had since reported to the Army authorities, while Salkida, who is based in Dubai, had said he was prepared to honour the invitation quickly if the Army could buy him a flight ticket.
The Army had said in a statement: “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 declare 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 becomes 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”