Borno State Police Command has arrested five suspects, including two Nigerian soldiers for alleged armed robbery and culpable homicide.
Police Arrest Soldiers For Robbery
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Abdu Umar, who disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, said that the suspects were arrested after robbing a Point of Sale agent, Yusuf Usman.
According to him, the gang shot and killed a man, while another sustained injuries during the robbery which took place on February 6 at GSM Market, Bulumkutu.
Umar said that operatives of the Command initially arrested three of the suspects – Mustapha Lawan, alias Bakura Dantawaye, Abubakar Mohammed, alias Bro Shagi, and Umar Ibrahim.
He said the trio confessed to the crime and named two other members of the gang, who were soldiers, lgogo Michael and Jibrin Adamu.
Umar said that the police trailed and arrested the two soldiers on Sunday, adding that they also confessed to the crime.
“They (two soldiers) were court-martialed by the military authority before being transferred to the command for further investigation,” he said.
Umar also told NAN that the police had arrested some suspected armed robbers in the last five months for allegedly attacking POS operators in Maiduguri. (NAN)
KanyiDaily had also reported how a drunk policeman killed a Nigerian soldier, Donatus Vonkong, who was providing security at the Shehu of Borno palace.