Nigerian Army has charged Nigerians to carry their means of identification with them at all times. This is to enable easy identification as the Nigerian Army launches a new military exercise with the code name: Operation Positive Identification.
Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) disclosed that the military exercise is set to expose those with questionable identities, like some insurgents who are on the run from being caught and prosecuted by the Nigerian Army.
According to Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, Operation Positive Identification will stop fleeing insurgents from penetrating cris-free zones.
The COAS made the disclosure at the launch of routine military exercises, Crocodile Smile IV, Egwu Eke IV and Ayem Akpatuma II, saying the ongoing Operation Positive Identification in the North-East will soon be extended to all the parts of the country.
The Chief of Army Staff also said the operation wll limit the migration of bandits, ethnic militia, kidnappers, armed robbers, and other criminals to other peaceful zones.
Major-General E.O Udoh who is the Chief of Training and Operations in the Nigerian Army represented the Chief of Army Staff, and he emphasized that the military exercises were “necessary owing to the myriad of emergent threats that are burgeoning across the geo-political zones.
He further said: “As part of its constitutional roles, the Nigerian Army, acting in aid of civil authority, is poised to combating these threats.”