ISWAP, Boko Haram food supplier captured in Borno market
The Nigerian Army has arrested a trader, Wida Kachalla, for supplying food to notorious terrorist groups, Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram at a market in Borno State.
According to PRNigeria, the suspect was arrested in Benisheikh Market by troops of the 154 Taskforce Battalion in conjunction with local vigilantes.
It was gathered that Kachalla was also an “errand boy” for the notorious ISWAP Logistics Commander, Modu Sulum, who was killed on Sunday by troops of Operation Hadin Kai.
Kachalla is a native of Murguba Settlement, an area firmly under ISWAP, Boko Haram control.
An intelligence operative revealed that at the point of arrest, Kachalla succeeded in chewing 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,” the operative stated.