Army discovers militia training camp in Rivers, nabs 100 recruits


Troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army (NA) Thursday, on a routine surveillance at Nonwa Gbam, (NYSC Orientation Camp) in Tai LGA of Rivers State have discovered an illegal militia training camp.

A statement by Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, said over 100 recruits were seen undergoing military type of training.

The recruits and their trainers have been arrested.

“Preliminary investigations into the discovery has commenced in conjunction with sister security agencies in the state to fish out the sponsors of the militia and the training camp”, he said.

The statement recalled that similar illegal militia training camps were discovered and disbanded in Benue and Taraba States earlier in the year.

It assured that all measures to forestall breach of security and safety of citizens were in place.


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