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Nauru recruits its citizens to support local police | Pacific Beat

Nauru recruits its citizens to support local police

Nauru recruits its citizens to support local police

Updated 2 October 2013, 9:24 AEST

A number of Nauru citizens have received training as reservists to provide support to local police in the event of another riot like the one which caused around 60 million dollars to the Australian-run asylum seeker detention and processing centre in July.

During that riot, a number of locals were deputised to help police bring the asylum seekers under control.

And as those numbers expand with the new Australian government ramping up its offshore processing on Nauru and also PNG, it's seen that there is a need to increase local law activities.

Clint Deidenang is a journalist and photographer based on Nauru and Campbell Cooney asked him how many reservists are being trained.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: Clint Deidenang, Nauru-based photographer

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