The Borno-born journalist who was recently declared wanted by the Nigerian Army for his access to Boko Haram leaders, Ahmad Salkida, has said he will keep to his professional ethics while also willing to discuss with the Federal Government on insights that will help on the release of Chibok girls. Salkida disclosed this in a series of tweets saying,”In response to the demand by Nigerian security authorities for me to clear my name, I flew into Abuja on Monday, 5th September. Contrary to reports, I was not arrested. I had very engaging conversations with officers. The atmosphere was mutually respectful. The discussions opened useful insights that are benefiting to both sides on the discussion table.
“I wish to thank most especially family, friends & professional colleagues who believed & trusted that my outputs have only solely been driven by professional considerations. I can’t mention all, but @ogundamisi @obyezeks @Funmilola @Omojuwa @AishaYesufu @alouibrahim92 @MKabrik etc., were an inspiring spring in my tired steps. And to those who never believed, who have used hate, threats and intimidation, I thank you also . Finally, let me make it clear that my commitment and professional obligations is strong, I am not about to shift grounds professionally my commitment and professional obligations to Nigeria remain unshaken and undiminished. I am now working on my next exclusive report.”