Two soldiers and three others have been arrested by the police for allegedly robbing a Point of Sale (POS) agent, Yusuf Usman in Borno State.
According to News Agency of Nigeria, the State Commissioner of Police, Abdu Umar, who disclosed this on Wednesday in Maiduguri said that the robbery took place on February 6 at GSM Market, Bulumkutu.
Umar stated that the gang shot and killed a man, while another sustained injuries during the robbery operation.
He 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 further said the trio confessed to the crime and named two other members of the gang, who were soldiers, lgogo Michael and Jibrin Adamu.
Umar explained 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 stated that the police had arrested some suspected armed robbers in the last five months for allegedly attacking POS operators in Maiduguri.