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2019 Elections: Army Discovers Illegal Militia Training Camp in Rivers

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By Jide Afolabi, Jos

The Nigerian Army says it has discovered an illegal militia training camp in Nonwa Gbam, (NYSC Orientation Camp) in Tai Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers State on Thursday. The camp has over 100 militias undergoing training.

According to the Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, in a press release obtained by City Mirror News said, “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 a military type of training.”

He said, “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.”

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.

This discovery is coming as the 2019 election draws closer.

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