- An errand boy to a logistic commander of ISWAP who was recently killed has been arrested by the Nigerian troops
- The terrorist was traced and arrested at Benisheikh Market by the troops in conjunction with local vigilantes
- Meanwhile, the criminal was said to have chewed his simcard in efforts to stop the troop from getting data from it
In a boost for the Nigerian Army, Wida Kachalla, an errand boy to a notorious logistic commander of ISWAP has been captured.
His commander, Modu Sulum, was recently killed by troops of Operation Hadin Kai.
According to PR Nigeria, Troops from FOB Ngamdi in conjunction with local vigilantes traced and arrested the suspects at Benisheikh Market.
Kachalla is a native of Murguba Settlement, an ISWAP-Bolo Haram enclave.
Daily Newspaper claimed that at the point of arrest, Kachalla, succeeded in chewing his GSM SIM cards.
Meanwhile, his two mobile phones with IMM were recovered by the troops
A source said:
“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 the major data for intelligence gathering."
Sheik Gumi has urged the FG to negotiate with the bandits
Meanwhile, Sheik Abubakar Gumi, a Kaduna-based popular Islamic cleric, has reacted to the recent kidnapping of some school children in the northern parts of the country.
In an exclusive interview with The Punch, the fiery cleric stated that there are about 100,000 armed bandits in the northwest alone.
Gumi said the bandits kidnapping school pupils were disappointed that he negotiated with them without the involvement of the federal government.
Bandits kill 30 vigilantes Niger state
The tragic incident was said to have occurred in some communities within the local government during the weekend.
Safiyanu Ibeto, chairman of Mariga Magama council confirming the incident on Monday, June 21.
Four abducted Kebbi students killed
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that troops of the Nigerian Army on Friday, June 18, exchanged gunfire with the armed bandits who kidnapped some Kebbi students.
It was reported that the deputy force commander of the Joint Task Force in the northwest region, Air Commodore Abubakar AbdulKadir, made this known in Zamfara state on Friday.
Some armed bandits abducted an unspecified number of students from the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, in Kebbi state, on Thursday, June 17.