The Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, SIRT have arrested a Lance Corporal of the Nigeria Army stationed in Borno state, for allegedly supplying arms and ammunition to robbers in Lagos.
According to a report by Vanguard, the unidentified Lance corporal was arrested alongside members of a robbery gang that raided commercial banks in Lekki, Ikorodu, Festac and Agbara areas of Lagos and Ogun State recently.
The suspects were picked up at various locations in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Borno states, respectively, by the SIRT operatives, led by CSP Abba Kyari, and officials of the Defense Intelligence.
Items recovered from the robbers include an automatic pump action rifles, a pistol and some cartridges. Sources close to the SIRT disclosed that the army corporal who was picked up at his duty post in Maiduguri, Borno State, by men of the Defense Intelligence, is currently undergoing interrogations at the Defense Headquarters, Abuja.
One of the suspects has confessed that his gang received large supplies of arms and ammunition, from the soldier, who was posted to Borno State, to fight the Boko Haram sect.