Army discovers illegal militia training camp in Rivers

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The Nigerian Army has uncovered an illegal militia training camp in Tai local government area of Rivers State.

The camp was discovered on Thursday when troops of 6 Division of the Nigerian Army were on a routine surveillance at Nonwa Gbam (NYSC Orientation Camp) in the local government area.

No fewer than 100 recruits were found undergoing military type of training.

According to Col. Aminu Iliyasu, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, preliminary investigations into the discovery had begun.

He said they were being carried out in conjunction with sister security agencies in the state to fish out the sponsors of the militia and the training camp.

It would be recalled 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.