Security agencies have launched a search for the sponsors of an illegal militia training camp at the Nonwa Gbam National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State.
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. https://t.co/dV6Mr6lGwq pic.twitter.com/k3jlA363TN
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) November 29, 2018
Naija News understands that the camp was discovered Thursday by troops of 6 Division, during a routine surveillance on the area.
Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Aminu Iliyasu said the troops met more than 100 recruits sharpening their military skills at the camp.
The army spokesman says preliminary investigations into the discovery have commenced in conjunction with sister security agencies in the state to fish out the sponsors of the militia and the training camp.
But the Rivers State Government accused the troops of disrupting the recruitment of personnel into the State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency and advised the army to stay out of politics.
As governor and chief security of Rivers state Ezenwo Nyesom Wike needs to explain why an illegal militia training camp was found in Tai local government.
How can a camp training over 100 people be invisible to the authorities?!! pic.twitter.com/D23gLTnqCG
— Naufal Ahmad Netizen (@9aufal) November 29, 2018