Army Discovers Militia Training Camp In Rivers, Arrests 100 Recruits
Army chief Tukur Buratai and some army commanders (file image)

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

Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, who made this known in a statement on Thursday, said over 100 recruits were seen undergoing a military type of training. The recruits and their trainers have been arrested.

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“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.

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