Salkida, alongside two others were declared wanted by the Nigerian Army in connection to investigations on the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.
Salkida who was not in the country as at the time of the announcement has described as false the reports that he was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS).
He said on Twitter:
In response to the demand by Nigerian security authorities for me to clear my name, I flew into Abuja on Monday, 5th September.
Contrary to reports, I was not arrested. I had very engaging conversations with officers. The atmosphere was mutually respectful.
The discussions opened useful insights that are benefiting to both sides on the discussion table. I wish to thank most especially family, friends and professional colleagues who believed and trusted that my outputs have only solely been driven by professional considerations.
Let me make it clear that my commitment and professional obligations is strong, I am not about to shift grounds professionally. My commitment and professional obligations to Nigeria remain unshaken and undiminished. I am now working on my next exclusive report.