Nigerian Military uncovers Militia Training Camp in Rivers State

Tony Abu Momoh
2 Min Read
Fear of Mutiny Grips Nigeria Army, Impunity, Indiscipline Threaten Fight Against Boko haram

The Nigerian Military says it has uncovered a militia training camp located within a community in Rivers State, South-south Nigeria.

Nigerian Troops foil Major ISWAP Assault in Borno

Rivers state is notorious for election violence and cult related activities which result in murders during turf wars between rival cult groups in the capital city of Port Harcourt.

The discovery was made by the 6 Division Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt who confirmed that soldiers took over the camp upon its discovery in the state.

According to Col. Aminu Iliyasu, spokesman of the army division, the militia 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.

He said;

 “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.”

Iliyasu said further that the trainees had been removed from the camp and a preliminary investigation has been launched with the support of sister security agencies regarding the existence of the camp.

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

I Considered Committing Suicide on third mainland Bridge – Mo Cheddah

“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 concluded.


Share this Article
Tony Abu Momoh is an enthusiastic individual who believes in the greatest good for the greatest number.
1 Comment