Nigeria: House Of Representatives Urged President To Stop Military From Operation Positive Identification

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House of Representatives urged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the planned Operation Positive Identification by the military.

The decision followed a motion of Urgent Public Importance moved by Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu at plenary.

 Military claims that operations would enable Nigerians to provide documentary identification to separate citizens from strangers and to checkmate bandits, kidnappers, armed robbers, ethnic militias and other criminals in the society.

Adding that, It will be an indirect state of emergency if allowed to take place.

Supporting the motion, Ahmadu Jaha, proposed that the Army should begin offensive attacks against Boko Haram and bandits in Northeast and Northwest.

Revealing that from Abuja to Maiduguri is 14 hours journey under normal circumstances. However, implementation of positive identification at every checkpoint, will take passengers days before getting to their destination.

Expressing that such military exercise should have been carried out by the Nigeria Immigration Service, the police and other civil security outfits and not the Army.

He said the House Committee on Army must interrogate the Chief of Army Staff to know the motive behind the proposed exercise.

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