Army stops training of Rivers Neighbourhood Watch recruits

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Tony John, Port Harcourt

The plan of the Rivers State Government to set up a Neighbourhood Watch Agency suffered a setback yesterday when soldiers stormed the venue of the recruitment exercise.

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In his reaction, Governor Nyesom Wike warned the military not to cause insecurity in the state.

It was gathered that soldiers stormed the training ground of the Neighbourhood Watch and simply dispersed everybody.

Wike described the soldiers’ action as “the worst act of irresponsibility, aimed at instigating insecurity in the state.”

He said this at Odiokwu, Ahoada West Local Government Area, yesterday, where he flagged off construction of a Model Primary Healthcare Centre, Odiokwu Internal Roads, Odiokwu-Anwuigboko and Odiokwu-Oyigbo Roads.

“The army is not concerned about the killing of soldiers in Borno. They are only interested in creating insecurity in Rivers state.

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