Ojobo Sunday, a private attached to 301 Artillery Regiment Gombe, has been arrested for robbery and has confessed committing the crime.
At least 19 others have been also been arrested by the Gombe State Police Command for robbery and stealing.
Mr Muhammad Mukaddas, the State Commissioner of Police, told newsmen in Gombe on Thursday that the soldier was arrested on Wednesday in Tabra Village via Gombe Bye-pass.
According to him, the suspect has confessed to the crime and will soon be charged to court for prosecution.
“The police from Gombe Division arrested one Ojobo Sunday, a Private soldier attached to 301 Artillery Regiment Gombe in a case of armed robbery.
“The suspect boarded a commercial motorcycle Bajaj boxer, asked the motorcyclist Abubakar Garba that he wanted to make a phone call.
“At the point he pointed an AK47 Rifle with breech No. 16470 with 24 round of live ammunition and snatched the motorcycle.