…Military commences ‘Operation Positive Identification‘
By Lawrence Audu
In a bid to completely rid the Northeast of hibernating terrorist from the region, the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE has commenced an exercise codenamed “OPERATION POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION”.
In a statement by the Deputy Director of Army Publiv Relation at the Theatre of Command, Col Ado Isa, the operation is aimed at searching for and arresting all suspected erstwhile Boko Haram/ISWAP criminal elements that roam some parts of the Northeast of the country.
The spokesman said this has become necessary following credible information that some of the fleeing criminals are hibernating in some towns and villages of Borno and Yobe States in particular and North East in general.
Col Ado called on members of the public to always carry valid means of identification when moving or passing through the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
”Our troops have been instructed to strictly check valid means of identification such as National Identification Card, Voters Registration Card, Drivers’ License and International Passports, or other valid official identification, before allowing such person passage.
”We therefore once again enjoin all to fully cooperate with troops and security agencies in carrying out this exercise” he said.
He warned that anyone not positively identified will attract further scrutiny and comprehensive investigation to determine his or her activities with the insurgents or otherwise.
He called on the general public is please requested to bear with this measure as it is in their best interest and national security, as well as efforts to end the madness called insurgency as perpetrated by the erstwhile Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters.