It is fake - Army dismisses report of operation positive identification exercise

It is fake - Army dismisses report of operation positive identification exercise

- The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports by Bricks about the commencement of Operation Positive Identification (OPI)

- There have been series of criticisms across the nation over the alleged planned OPI by the Army

- The Army has described the publication by Bricks as fake and uncalled for in a statement on Tuesday, October 29

Amidst criticisms by Nigerians over the alleged proposed Operation Positive Identification (OPI) exercise, the Nigerian Army has regarded a publication by Brick as ‘fake alert’. reports that a viral post of planned nationwide OPI exercise had been credited to the Armed Forces.

The Army in a tweet on the night of Tuesday, October 29, however, informed the public that the publication by Bricks about the security advisory which was supposed to commence from November 1 to December 23 should be disregarded.

It was gathered that the advisory which was doctored with the Army logo was quoted as “Planned nationwide military operation by the Nigerian Armed Forces."

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The tweet read: “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.”

Meanwhile, had previously reported that Nigerians showed a positive disposition towards the recently proposed OPI by the Army with many suggesting that they would present themselves for scrutiny.

In a poll conducted through social media, respondents said they would readily present their identity cards once they were stopped by soldiers of the Nigerian Army.

They, however, hinged their decisions to voluntarily present their identity cards on security reasons.

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The Nigerian Army recently announced that it was set to commence quick profiling of citizens of the country under the new operation.

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