Troops have arrested Wida Kachalla, an “errand boy” to Modu Sulum, a notorious commander of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), according to PRNigeria.
Sulum was said to have been killed by troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Borno State.
Kachalla is a native of Murguba Settlement, a stronghold of the terrorists in the North East.
According to PRNigeria, troops from FOB Ngamdi, led by acting Commander 154 Taskforce Batallion, Major DY Chiwar, arrested the suspect at Benisheikh Market in Borno.
He and an ISWAP logistic supplier were arrested.
Among the items recovered from him were two mobile phones.
In a move to conceal sensitive information, Sulum was said to have chewed up his SIM cards 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 intelligence operatives to have said.