Army debunks alleged ‘Operation Positive Identification’


The Nigerian Army says it has no plans to carry out any exercise tagged ‘Operation Positive Identification’ (OPI) as speculated on Social media.

A security advisory with the logo of the Nigerian Army making rounds on social media stated that the purported operation will commence from November 1, 2019, to December 23, 2019.

It said, “It has been officially declared that effective from 1st November 2019 to 23rd December 2019, residents shall witness large numbers of uniformed Nigerian Army Personnel parading the roads in an exercise known as OPI”.

The statement further noted that residents should move around with valid means of identification, and obey all directives by security agents.

But reacting through its social media handle, the Army dismissed the statement insisting that it should be disregarded.

The military statement is coming hours after lawmakers at the House of Representatives condemned the reported planned operation, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to order the Army suspend the operation.

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