Carry valid means of identification, Army tells Northeast passerby




As part of effort to safeguard innocent citizens, Theatre Command Operation of Lafiya Dole has called on individuals moving around
Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states to always carry along valid means of identification as the theatre commences “Operation Positive
Identification”.

Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Col Ado Isa, in statement on Sunday, said the operation was aimed at searching for and arresting all suspected erstwhile Boko Haram/ISWAP criminal elements that roam
North Eastern part of the country.

“The public are enjoined 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,” the statements read in part.

The Army therefore urged all to fully cooperate with troops and security agencies in carrying out this exercise.

The statement further said, “We also wish to state that anyone not positively identified will attract further scrutiny and comprehensive investigation to determine his or her activities with the insurgents or otherwise.

“The general public is please requested to bear with this measure as it is in their best interest and our national security, as well as efforts to end the madness called insurgency as perpetrated by the erstwhile Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters.”




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