Nigerians seem to be showing a positive disposition towards the recently proposed Operation Positive Identification by the Nigerian Army with many suggesting that they would present themselves for scrutiny.
A poll conducted by Legit.ng through social media has respondents saying they would readily present their identity cards once they are stopped by soldiers of the Nigerian Army.
They, however, hinged their decisions to voluntarily present their identity cards on security reasons.
The Nigerian Army recently announced that it was set to commence quick profiling of citizens of the country under the new operation.
As explained by the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, once the operation begins fully, Nigerians would be required to carry identification cards to prove their nationality.
Buratai, who made the position known during the launching of routine military exercises, ‘Crocodile Smile IV’, ‘Egwu Eke IV and Ayem Akpatuma II’, said the move is to uncover individuals with questionable identities.
A total of 82% of Nigerians who responded through Facebook said they would present themselves in the case of any inquiry by the Army while 18% said they would not honour instructions to present their identity cards.
On Twitter, 72% of Nigerians said they would obey instructions to present themselves for identification while 8% of the respondents said they would not.
Curiously, 9% of the respondents said they do not care while another 8% said they are not sure whether they would present any means of identification as might be required during the period the operation would last.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, recently condemned the planned implementation of the operation.
Elumelu said the OPI would lead to an infringement of the fundamental human rights of citizens as provided by the 1999 constitution as amended.
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