Sahara Reporters, an online 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.
The video was allegedly made available to media by the journalist.
Abubakar added that Salkida was not under the threat of arrest and that the Nigerian military were “waiting” for Salkida to return to Nigeria from his home in the United Arab Emirates and share any information he had on Boko Haram, which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in 2015.
In this photo taken on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, a health official administers a polio vaccine to a child at a camp for people displaced by Islamist Extremist in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
The brigade commander, not yet identified, claimed before his arrest that he only received one gun, the Associated Press reported. He gave no more details. He said the army is investigating what happened to 21 anti-aircraft guns assigned this year to his artillery brigade.
Opuiyo also said the service on August 22, arrested one Samuel Asuquo, who was described as a kidnap kingpin, at Nasarawa Bakoko village in Cross River State.
In addition, a slew of retired and current military officers are being investigated for diverting hundreds of millions of dollars budgeted to help curb the Islamic uprising. He raised concerns that the military was witch-hunting him and wrongly assumed that he was behind the report on the purchase of two properties in Dubai by the Chief of Army Staff, General Yusuf Buratai.
Muhammad said they were using “hit and run” tactics to reach kids in areas where Boko Haram is present.
A total of 276 girls were abducted from Chibok in April 2014, though 57 escaped shortly after their capture.
Under Buhari, a former military leader, a multinational force has retaken most towns but Boko Haram continues to carry out occasional hit-and-run attacks.