The Nigerian Army has demanded that Nigerians will henceforth be requested to present their identification cards to prove their identity to the military.
Eye9ja reports that the new move of the Nigerian Army comes as deliberate measures to curb the matters of insecurity in the country.
In a similar vein, the Nigerian Army has also begun quick profiling of citizens under a new military exercise, codenamed; ‘Operation Positive Identification.’
While speaking on the new development, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai revealed that the new move is aimed at uncovering those with questionable identities.
He said the operation will also stop dislodged and fleeing insurgents from accessing peaceful zones.
Buratai, gave the hint during the launching of routine military exercises, Crocodile Smile IV, Egwu Eke IV and Ayem Akpatuma II.
The chief of Army staff said the operation, which is currently taking place in the Northeast, will be extended to other parts of the country.
Buratai, who was represented by Chief of Training and Operations in the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. E. O. Udoh, stressed that the exercises became “necessary owing to the myriad of emergent threats that are burgeoning across the geo-political zones”.
“As part of its constitutional roles, the Nigerian Army, acting in aid of civil authority, is poised to combating these threats,” he added as thus.