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Army discovers militia training camp in Rivers community Published November 29, 2018 File photo

The 6 Division Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt says it has discovered an illegal militia training camp inside a Rivers community .
Col . Aminu Iliyasu , spokesman of the division, told the News Agency of Nigeria 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 .
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“ 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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