Three people wanted in connection with latest Chibok girls video

The Nigerian army has released a statement saying the suspects have information on the girls’ exact location.

FILE: Members of the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ movement march to press for the release of the missing schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 from their school in Chibok by Islamist group Boko Haram, during a rally in Abuja in January 2016. Picture: AFP.

LAGOS, NIGERIA - A journalist and a former ambassador are among three people wanted in connection with the latest video of the abducted Chibok girls released by Boko Haram.

Nigeria's army says the suspects have information on the conditions and exact location of the abducted Chibok school girls.

The Nigerian army, while explaining why it declared Ahmed Salkida, a Nigerian journalist Ahmed Bolori and Aisha Wakil wanted, was because of their alleged link and contact with the terror group, Boko Haram.

Colonel Sani Usman, the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, in a press statement said the army is relying on the relevant Nigerian laws and in particular the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 (as amended) where Nigerians could be punished for failure to disclose information about terrorists or terrorist activities.

Salkida had said on Twitter that the video was sent exclusively to him before the sect uploaded it to YouTube.

Wakil, a lawyer, was of part of the negotiation, which later broke down between the Nigerian government and the Boko Haram insurgents.

Colonel Usman said that the military was also liaising with other security agencies for their arrest if they failed to turn up.

The Nigerian army considers the latest video a propaganda tool.