Troops of Operation Hadin Kai have arrested a food supplier working for the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) Boko Haram fighters and their commanders at a market in Borno State.
PRNigeria reports that the suspect, Wida Kachalla, was arrested in Benisheikh market by troops of the 154 Taskforce Battalion and local vigilantes.
It was gathered that Kachalla was also an “errand boy” for the notorious ISWAP logistics commander, Modu Sulum, who was reportedly killed on Sunday by troops.
Kachalla is a native of Murguba settlement, an area which has been under ISWAP and Boko Haram control.
It was said that the suspect, at the point of arrest, chewed his SIM cards, but his two mobile phones were recovered by the troops.
“In recent weeks, we have intercepted communication and couriers of terrorists in their various channels and routes. While the suspect chewed and swallowed his SIM cards, we already got the major data for intelligence gathering.
“Other items recovered from him included a bag of flour, cartons of biscuits, crates of evaporated milk, crates of soft drinks, cartons of anti-grass chemical, among other consumables,” a security operative was quoted as saying.