SSS releases ‘wanted’ journalist, Ahmad Salkida

downloadNigerian journalist detained on Monday, weeks after he was declared wanted by the army, Ahmad Salkida, has been released, sources said late Tuesday.

The sources said Mr. Salkida was released on Tuesday evening by the Department of State Service (DSS).

He spent a little over 24 hours in the custody of the DSS before he regained his freedom.

Mr. Salkida was declared wanted on August 14 alongside two others.

The two others turned themselves in the second day and were subsequently granted administrative bail.

Mr. Salkida was accused of aiding Boko Haram.

Authorities also raised issues about the way he was sourcing video recordings from the sect.

He, however, denied the allegations when quizzed by SSS officials


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