BOKO HARAM: Army declares Salkida, Wakil, Bolori wanted
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The Nigerian Army has declared a journalist, a lawyer and an activist wanted in connection with the missing Chibok school girls.
Ahmed Salkida, the journalist declared wanted has rare access to the leaders of the Boko Haram insurgents, though he defines his relationship with them as a professional one.
Hajia Aisha Wakil, a lawyer, is a member of the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North appointed by the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Ahmed Bolori, an activist, is coordinator of the Fa’ash Foundation and the Partnership Against Violent Extremism (Pave) and a Peace Ambassador.
|Ahmad Salkida | Barr. Aisha Wakil | Ahmed Bolori | Photo credit: Dailytrustng|
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Salkida, now in his early 40s is a native of Biu, Borno State. He was the last journalist who interviewed the Boko Haram founder, Muhammad Yusuf in July, 2009 shortly before the violent uprising that led to the death of several people.
He left Nigeria for Dubai about three years ago. Salkida became prominent because of his access to the Boko Haram sect. He was among the first to announce the release of the latest video on the Chibok girls. Salkida had met with Nigerian officials in the recent past over dialogue with the insurgents
She is the wife of Justice Alkali Gana Wakil of the Maiduguri High Court from 2009 to 2013.
Aisha Wakil, who hails from South East Nigeria, studied law at the University of Maiduguri, and converted to Islam in April 2013.
Aisha was one of two women appointed to the government-initiated Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North.
As a human rights activist, Aisha along with 25 other committee members consisting of politicians and northern community leaders were given the task of identifying and engaging key leaders of Boko Haram, and developing a framework for amnesty and disarmament of the group.
She knows a lot of Boko Haram leaders and foot soldiers who called her ‘Mama.’
He is a native of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) of Borno State and is the coordinator of the Fa’ash Foundation and the Partnership Against Violent Extremism (Pave).
He lives in Maiduguri.
Bolori had been vocal about issues relating to Boko Haram.