Soldiers deployed to investigate military type training in Ra



Screen shot 2015-08-19 at 6.06.53 PMSoldiers from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces have been deployed to the Western Division as part of on-going investigations into reports of military style training in parts of Ra.

army1Land Force Commander Lt Colonel Sitiveni Qilio said 140 soldiers are out to monitor and gather information as the concern is if there were use of firearms.

He said they are currently assisting the Police Force as part of their role in ensuring national security.

The Land Force Commander could not give further information as investigations are still ongoing.

Lt Col Qilio has assured that everything is under control and any member of the public who may have information are advised to contact the military or police.

Police have so far charged close to 60 people for sedition.

All of them have been remanded in custody.


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