Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has reacted to the uncovering of an unlawful militia coaching camp in Rivers State.
The governor in his response, declared that the Nigerian Military has been reworked right into a political weapon that has deserted her safety obligations, Sahara Reporters reviews.
Wike kicks as Military uncovers unlawful militia coaching camp in Rivers
He acknowledged that the disruption of the coaching of the Rivers State Neighbourhood Security Corps Company Coaching programme by the Nigerian Military is the worst act of irresponsibility, aimed toward instigating insecurity Within the State.
He spoke at Odiokwu, Ahoada West Native Authorities Space of Rivers State the place he flagged off the development of a Mannequin Main Healthcare Centre, Odiokwu Inside Roads, Odiokwu-Anwuigboko and Odiokwu-Oyigbo Roads on Thursday.
“The Military will not be involved concerning the killing of troopers in Borno. They’re solely excited by creating insecurity in Rivers State.
“Should you don’t need Rivers State to be protected, then Nigeria is not going to be protected. They need to use their weapons in opposition to us”, he mentioned.
The governor mentioned that Zamfara and Kogi States have vigilante outfits which have been commissioned by the Nigerian Military and the APC Federal Authorities. He puzzled why the Nigerian Military would stoop so low to disrupt a authorized coaching train.
“Zamfara and Kogi States have vigilante groups. They commissioned them and the Chief of Army Staff did nothing. The House of Assembly passed a law approving the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency. The Chief of Army did not challenge the law in court, but today he sent troops to invade the training camp”, he mentioned.
The governor regretted that the Nigerian Military has been become an outfit to stoke insecurity as a way to appeal to large safety votes.
“The Military is the company inflicting insecurity primarily to draw extra safety votes. They collected $1 billion from our extra crude account, but our troopers have been killed.
“All they’re doing is to intimidate individuals for political causes. While you struggle a state blessed by God, you’ll crumble. No person can intimidate us in Rivers State “.
Wike mentioned that the State Authorities labored with the Police, the DSS and different Federal Companies 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 nice of the society. The primary goal of this company help the safety companies with intelligence and data, since there’s a lacuna on this regard “, he mentioned.
Wike declared that the State Authorities will proceed with the coaching. He mentioned all of the antics of the Nigerian Military is not going to deter the federal government and other people of Rivers State.
“Nobody man has been a Chief of Military Workers eternally. Each job has an expiry date. When Buratai leaves workplace, he shall be held to account for his unlawful actions.
“In the event that they cease the coaching elsewhere, personnel of the Rivers State Neighbourhood Security Corps Company shall be skilled on the Authorities Home Port Harcourt “, the governor mentioned.