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BREAKING: Nigerian soldier shun primary duty, goes for robbery, gives reasons

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A serving Nigerian who are in primary duty in Mungonu Local Government Area of Borno State reportedly has been apprehended alongside one other for alleged robbery and car snatching in Yola.

The soldier, soldier, who was on special assignment in the current fight against the Boko Haram insurgents and his ally were paraded in Yola, the Public Relations Officer of Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the incident.

While Parading the two suspects of the ugly incident which happened on Tuesday at 1a.m., near the popular Target Junction in the state capital, they confessed to newsmen during interrogation by newsmen.

When asked why he resorted to robbing innocent people instead of defending them, Dampa Hyellambamun, said he was forced to resort to self-help because he had neither received his salary nor allowance for a long time.

Speaking to news men, Nguroje said: “the suspects accosted a lady along Target Junction and ordered her to surrender her Toyota Camry car at gunpoint, which she did.

“Luckily enough, the matter was reported to policemen on duty along Target Junction, who swung into action immediately, in collaboration with vigilante operatives, and arrested the suspects.

“We were able to recover the car, an AK-47 rifle and 35 rounds of ammunition from the suspects.

Responding to questions during interrogation, Dampa said: “I got a pass to come to Yola from my base in Monguno and the pass had expired since August 10.

“I was given a gun without salary and allowance. What do you want me to do when I’m on the verge of starvation?”

The two suspects, according to the Police spokesman, will appear in court as soon as investigations were completed.

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