New York, March 19, 2012--A Nigerian
journalist who has extensively covered the conflict between the government and
Islamist sect Boko Haram says his life is under threat.
Ahmad Salkida, an independent journalist,
told CPJ that he noticed a white 4X4 Hilux with a Lagos state registration
number following him on Thursday for several hours, including to his house in Abuja,
the Nigerian capital. He said he has also received phone threats from anonymous
callers in the past few days that he believes are coming from government security
agents in connection to his contacts with Boko Haram. "They said I am a Boko
Haram member, that me and them are not supposed to exist. That they know where
I live and they will visit me," Salkida told CPJ.