“I am not a member of Boko Haram” – Ahmed Salkida speaks on ‘Conversations with Abang Mercy’

Posted: November 2, 2014 in Uncategorized


The Conservations series spotslights a freelance Journalist, Ahmad Salkida who has extensively covered the sect.        He talks about his relationship with Boko Haram, ties with the late Leader, Mohammed Yusuf  and how the Boko Haram sect have been more consistent with their message than the Federal Government

You are the only Nigerian, publicly known to have direct links to the leadership of Boko haram in your line of duty as a journalist. Therefore, who is Ahmad Salkida?

I am from Biu local government area in what is now the troubled Borno state. I grew up in that peaceful and homogenous part of Nigeria. I was born a christian from a christian family, and as a young primary school pupil in the early 80’s I would sneak into gardens and climb Mango or cashew trees while my mates were in school. To me then, the school system was an infringement…

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