Police arrest soldier, one other over armed robbery, car snatching
A soldier on special assignment in Monguno local government Borno state to fight Boko Haram was apprehended alongside one other for allegedly committing armed robbery and car snatching in Yola.
Fielding questions from newsmen the suspected soldier who identified himself as Dampa Hyellambamun said he was on special operations in Monguno.
The suspect said he got a pass to come to Yola from his base in Monguno and the pass had expired since August 10, 2019.
According to the suspect, he was given a gun without salary and allowance, adding that, he has been suffering and on the verge of dying.
Confirming the arrest of the duo, the police spokesman in the state DSP Sulaiman Nguroje said the incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday around 1:00 am near the popular target junction in the heart of the state capital.
He says The suspects accosted a lady along target junction. They pointed a gun at her and asked her to surrender the car a Toyota Camry which she obliged