Nigerian troops have arrested a logistic supplier and an errand boy to Modu Sulum, a notorious commander of the Islamic State in West Africa Province.
Sulum was recently killed by troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Borno State.
The errand boy, Wida Kachalla, is a native of Murguba Settlement, an ISWAP-Boko Haram enclave.
According to PRNigeria, troops from FOB Ngamdi, led by acting Commander 154 Taskforce Batallion, Major DY Chiwar, in conjunction with local vigilantes traced and arrested the suspect at Benisheikh Market.
He and an ISWAP logistic supplier were arrested at Benisheikh Market by the troops of FOB Ngamdi, led by acting Commander 154 Taskforce Batallion, Major DY Chiwar.
Recovered from him were two mobile phones and other items, while his SIM cards were chewed up by him during the arrest.
“In recent week, 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 include a Bag of flour, cartons of Biscuits, crates of Evaporated Milk, crates of Soft-Drinks, cartons of anti-grass chemical, Packet of Bicycle Sporks, among other consumable,” PRNigeria quoted an intelligence operatives.
His boss, Sulum, is suspected to have died as a result of airstrikes by aircrafts of the Nigerian Air Force in Lamboa in Kaga Local Government area of Borno State.