The Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole has commenced an operation nicknamed, ‘Operation Positive Identification’.
The deputy director, Army Public Relations Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Ado Isa said in a statement Sunday that this has become necessary following credible information that some of the fleeing criminals are hibernating in some towns and villages of Borno, Yobe and other North-east states.
He consequently enjoined 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”, Isa said.
He further said, “anyone not positively identified will attract further scrutiny and comprehensive investigation to determine his or her activities with the insurgents or otherwise.”
He urged the general public to bear with the measure taken; as it is in their best interest and national security.