Monday, August 15, 2016

Nigeria looking to question journalist who posted video of abducted Chibok girls

The Nigerian army wants to question a journalist who posted a video showing girls captured by the Boko Haram insurgent group, an army spokesman said.

Authorities say they believe journalist Ahmed Salkida and two colleagues, Ahmed Bolori and Aisha Wakil, have information about the location of the girls, among 276 abducted from their school in Chibok by the Nigerian Islamist group in 2014, Col. Sani Usman, army public relations director, said.

  • "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," a statement by Usman read.

In comments on social media, Salkida said Boko Haram exclusively sent him the 11-minute video, in which at least 40 girls are purportedly shown and a Boko Haram spokesman demands the release of jailed Boko Haram "fighters" in exchange for releasing the girls...




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