The Nigerian Army at present stated it found an illegal militia training camp at Nonwa Gbam, (NYSC Orientation Camp) in Tai Native Authorities Space (LGA) of Rivers State. A press release launched by the Army says troops of Division 6, found an illegal militia training camp. The troops met over 100 recruits present process navy kind of training.
Based on the Army, preliminary investigations into the invention has commenced in conjunction with sister safety companies in the state to fish out the sponsors of the militia and the training camp.
Nevertheless, in a swift response, the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, alleged that the Army was been utilized by the Federal authorities to intimidate the state authorities. Based on Governor Wike, the trraining camp the navy stated it uncovered is definitely the camp for the training of itscitizens being recruited into the state vigilante group referred to as Rivers State Neigbourhood Security Corps Company.
He said that the disruption of the training of the Rivers State Neighbourhood Security Corps Company Training programme by the Nigerian Army is the worst act of irresponsibility, geared toward instigating insecurity Within the State.
Talking on the flagged off for the development of a Mannequin Main Healthcare Centre, Odiokwu Inner Roads, Odiokwu-Anwuigboko and Odiokwu-Oyigbo Roads in Ahoada West native authorities at present, Governor Wike stated
“The Army will not be involved concerning the killing of troopers in Borno. They’re solely in creating insecurity in Rivers State. If you don’t need Rivers State to be secure, then Nigeria won’t be secure. They need to use their weapons in opposition to us”, he stated.
The governor stated that Zamfara and Kogi States have vigilante outfits which have been commissioned by the Nigerian Army and the APC Federal Authorities. He questioned why the Nigerian Army would stoop so low to disrupt a authorized training train.
“Zamfara and Kogi States have vigilante teams. They commissioned them and the Chief of Army Employees did nothing. The Home of Meeting handed a legislation approving the Rivers State Neighbourhood Security Corps Company. The Chief of Army didn’t problem the legislation in courtroom, however at present he despatched troops to invade the training camp”, he stated.
The governor regretted that the Nigerian Army has been changed into an outfit to stoke insecurity in order to draw enormous safety votes.
“The Army is the company inflicting insecurity primarily to draw extra safety votes. They collected $1Billion from our extra crude account, but our troopers have been killed. All they’re doing is to intimidate individuals for political causes. Once you battle a state blessed by God, you’ll crumble. No one can intimidate us in Rivers State “.
Governor Wike stated that the State Authorities labored with the Police, the DSS and different Federal Businesses to make sure that solely law-abiding residents are recruited by the Rivers State Neighbourhood Security Corps Company.
“We didn’t rent boys for political causes. This has been a clear course of and that’s the reason the personnel are skilled on the NYSC Orientation Camp at Nonwa. We concerned the Police and the DSS to make sure that the trainees are profiled for the great of the society. The primary intention of this company help the safety companies with intelligence and knowledge, since there’s a lacuna in this regard “, he stated.
Governor Wike declared that the State Authorities will proceed with the training. He stated all of the antics of the Nigerian Army won’t deter the federal government and folks of Rivers State.
“Nobody man has been a Chief of Army Employees ceaselessly. Each job has an expiry date. When Buratai leaves workplace, he will probably be held to account for his illegal actions. In the event that they cease the training elsewhere, personnel of the Rivers State Neighbourhood Security Corps Company will probably be skilled on the Authorities Home Port Harcourt “, the governor stated.