Nigerian army debunks news of supposed OPI

Earlier this week news circulated that the Nigerian military planned an OPI which it has come out to debunk.

Nigerian army debunks news of supposed OPI

According to the news that circulated, the Nigerian military had planned a nationwide operation to demand identity cards from citizens across the country, an exercise tagged Operation Possitive Identification (OPI).

‘Operation Positive Identification’ according to the earlier reports, would see soldiers accosting citizens on the streets or highways and asking them to produce means of identification on the spot.

Soldiers had been taking similar measures to separate citizens from terrorists in the Boko Haram-ravaged northeastern part of Nigeria. The military claimed last month that citizens in the North-east had been cooperating with troops to make the exercise successful by carrying with them valid identity documents.

When the OPI news surfaced, it came under heavy scrutiny and criticism as Reps minirity Leader; Ndudi Elumelu, renowed Senior advocate of Nigeria, Falana and other prominent Nigerians spoke up against it.

The Nigeria Military in its official Twitter page, debunked the news tagging it as FAKE NEWS

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