- The Nigerian Army has begun a new operation in the northeastern part of Nigeria
- The Army said the operation tagged ' Operation Positive Identification' is aimed at searching and arresting all fleeing members of Boko Haram and ISWAP elements
- According to the Nigerian Army, some of the fleeing criminals are hibernating in some towns and villages of Borno and Yobe states
The Nigerian Army has commenced a new operation in the northeastern region of Nigeria to tackle the menace of Boko Haram terrorists in the area.
The new operation, the Nigerian Army said is aimed at searching and arresting all fleeing members of Boko Haram and ISWAP elements that roam some parts of the northeastern region of the country.
A statement by the Nigerian Army said the Operation Positive Identification became necessary due to credible information that some of the fleeing criminals are hibernating in some towns and villages of Borno and Yobe states.
The Army also said troops have been instructed to strictly check valid means of identification using items like the national identification cards, voters' registration, drivers licence and international passports.
Also advising members of the public to always carry their identification cards, the Nigerian Army said 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," the statement said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that United National Development Programme (UNDP) on Friday, September 20, said it released 30 million U.S dollars from the agency's regional stabilisation facility.
The UNDP said that the fund will be used for the humanitarian crisis in the northeast region of Nigeria.
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