Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Thursday vowed that the State Government will continue with the training of recruits in the Neighbourhood Watch.
Nyesom Wike said that the state will not be deterred by the actions of the Nigerian Army.
Solacebase recalled that Troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army (NA) had earlier today on a routine surveillance at Nonwa Gbam, (NYSC Orientation Camp) in Tai LGA of Rivers State discovered an illegal militia training camp where the recruits and their trainers have been arrested.
The governor alleged that Nigerian Army had been transformed into a political weapon that had abandoned her security responsibilities.
The Governor said this at Odiokwu, Ahoada-West Local Government Area of Rivers State where he flagged off some projects.
Wike said this on Thursday at Odiokwu, Ahoada-West Local Government Area of Rivers State where he flagged off some projects.
“Disruption of the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency Training programme by the Nigerian Army was the worst act of irresponsibility, aimed at instigating insecurity In Rivers State,”said Wike.
The governor insisted that Zamfara and Kogi States have vigilante outfits which were commissioned by the Nigerian Army and the APC Federal Government and wondered why the Nigerian Army would disrupt a legal training exercise.
He said “the State Government worked with the Police, the DSS and other Federal Agencies to ensure that only law-abiding citizens were recruited by the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency.
“The Army is not concerned about the killing of soldiers in Borno. They are only interested in creating insecurity in Rivers State.
“If you don’t want Rivers State to be safe, then Nigeria will not be safe. They want to use their guns against us.