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Operation Positive Identification: Lawmakers Approve Military Decision To Vet All Nigerians



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Nigerian Lawmakers, the House of Representatives has approved Operation Positive Identification by the Nigerian Army, asking the military to go on with the exercise.

This is part of the recommendations by the House Committee on Army led by Mr Abdurazak Namdas, which was mandated to investigate the OPI and guide the chamber on the legislative action to be taken on it.

Namdas in during his presentation, said “That a joint intelligence and monitoring team should be set up by the agencies involved in order to checkmate possible abuse of the exercise, such as extortion and assault on the people”.

“That the Army should regularly brief the Committee on Army for proper assessment of the exercise,” the lawmaker maintained.

He further emphasised on the need for“ the Nigerian Army should disengage from the areas they have successfully completed operations and allow the Police to consolidate on the gains.”

“That serious and urgent attention should be given to the police in the area of training and retraining so as to equip them to curtail future insurrection or violence that may occur,” he concluded.

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