Army discovers militia training camp in Rivers community

An illegal militia training camp in Rivers state has been discovered by The 6 Division Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, NAN reports.

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Army discovers militia training camp in Rivers community


Col. Aminu Iliyasu, spokesman of the division, told newsmen on Thursday in Port Harcourt that soldiers had taken over the camp.

He said the illegal camp was discovered by troops, who were on routine surveillance of the NYSC Orientation Camp in Nonwa Gbam, Tai Local Government Area of the state.

“The troops on routine surveillance discovered the illegal militia training camp in the area. We met over 100 recruits undergoing military type of training inside the camp,” he said.

Iliyasu said the trainees had been removed from the camp, adding that preliminary investigation had been launched with the support of sister security agencies.

He said that manhunt was underway to apprehend operators and sponsors of the camp.

“Recall that similar militia training camps were discovered and disbanded in Benue and Taraba states earlier in the year.

“After the discovery, measures were promptly taken to forestall breach of security and safety of citizens,” he said.

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66 Comments

  1. Hmmmm, maybe they are making money through this exercise. But when they finish what will they be doing? Causing problems everywhere

  2. Hope this is not for next year election,they should please be fast with the investigation and let know who are the sponsors

  3. Laila gets your facts right na. You’ve been around for a while. That is the training camp for the RIVERS STATE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH passed into law by the RIVERS STATE house of assembly. The Nigerian Army went on an illegal raid , possibly political.

  4. There should be torrough investigation of the camp, those that establish it and its purpose, coz terrorists are all over now

  5. This is alarming, who are those setting up such camps and why.
    Thorough lnvestigation must be carried out.

  6. They have to find out what the camp truelly made for, before they conderm it , it could church camp for youth program or something of such

  7. This is pure politics…The camp was for the training of River state Neighborhood watch recently recruited

  8. Thank God that the camp was unraveled oooooo, this is how Boko Haram was formed without people’s knowledge now look at the condition Boko Haram has kept Nigeria and her citizens. God will continue to expose every hidden things in Jesus name Amen

  9. The Nigerian army should keep an eye on the camp and make sure further training doesn’t take place there again, because we can tell it migt be a terrorist camp in disguise.

  10. the one good thing aboit army is that they always do their jobs properly unlike police that will be nonchalant about it

  11. maybe they are making money through this exercise. But when they finish what will they be doing? Causing problems everywhere and roaming about the society aimlessly

  12. May be there were training them for serious duty but the would have followed dull process. I’m sure it wouldn’t have taken so much. Anyway, let the Army carry out their investigation

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