Journalist, Ahmed Salkida, was arrested at the Nnmadi Azikiwe International Airport on Monday but the military, which declared him wanted last month over alleged links to Boko Haram militants, have said that it is not aware of the arrest.
Daily Trust last night quoted Defence spokesman, Brigadier General, Rabe Abubakar, as saying that the military has no knowledge of Salkida’s arrest.
Reports on Monday said Salkida was arrested from the door of the Emirates Flight EK785 aircraft that brought him to Abuja by security forces.
Salkida was declared wanted by the army alongside two others after a recent release of a video showing abducted Chibok schoolgirls in custody of Boko Haram.
Salkida had said that he was not on the run and would make himself available to the security forces as soon as he was able to get flight ticket to Nigeria.
The army had later explained that the three persons declared wanted were being invited to explain what they knew.