The Nigerian army has issued a press statement after soldiers stormed and shutdown a security training camp in Nonwa of Tai Local Government Area of Rivers state. The the training centre was for newly employed members of the Rivers State Neighbourhood Corp, according to the Rivers state government.
DISCOVERY OF AN ILLEGAL MILITIA TRAINING CAMP
Troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army (NA) today the 29th November 2018 while on a routine surveillance at Nonwa Gbam, (NYSC Orientation Camp) in Tai Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers State, discovered an illegal militia training camp. The troops met over 100 recruits undergoing military type of training.
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.
Recall that similar illegal militia training camps were discovered and disbanded in Benue and Taraba States earlier in the year and measures were promptly taken to forestall breach of security and safety of citizens.
You are kindly requested to disseminate the above information to the general public for awareness. Thank you for your usual cooperation.
Deputy Director Army Public Relations