Army chief orders thorough investigation into militia camp in Rivers

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The chief of army staff, Tukur Burutai has ordered a thorough investigation into a militia camp training in Rivers state.

This comes shortly after the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, accused the army of disrupting the training of the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency Training programme. According to the governor, in a statement on Thursday, the House of Assembly passed a law approving the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency.

The governor noted further that, the Nigerian Army’s action is aimed at instigating insecurity in the State.

Wike, also mentioned that Zamfara and Kogi States have vigilante groups, which were commissioned and the Chief of Army Staff did nothing.

However, in a statement by the defense Headquarters on Friday, it stated clearly the intention of the army to investigate a discovered militia camp at NYSC Orientation Camp, Nonwa Gbam, Tai Local Government Area (LGA), Rivers State.

The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has ordered for a thorough investigation of the discovery of militia camp at NYSC Orientation Camp, Nonwa Gbam, Tai Local Government Area (LGA), Rivers State by troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army.

 

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