Operation Positive Identification (OPPI), a new team of the Nigerian Army in the North East has arrested five key terrorists suppliers and fighters.
Recall that Naija News had on Sunday reported that the Nigerian Army had inaugurated a fresh team tagged “Operation Positive Identification (OPPI)” with the aim of identifying terrorism and its affiliates through valid means of identification.
While speaking on the new feat of the OPPI team, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD), Col. Ado Isa, on Monday, September 23, said that the troops of OPLD had intensified searching for and arresting all suspected criminal elements that were currently roaming parts of the North East.
He said that the Theatre Command had enjoined members of the public to always carry valid means of identification such as National Identification Card when moving or passing through Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States as the OPPI had commenced action focussed against terrorism, banditry and its affiliates in the region.
“Troops are directed to strictly check legitimate means of identification such as National Identification Card, Voters Registration Card, Drivers’ License and International Passports or other valid official identification before allowing such persons passage.
“Consequently, the operation is seriously ongoing across the region and five key terrorist logistics suppliers and fighters have so far been apprehended.
“Members of the public are requested to cooperate with the troops by moving along with valid identification cards and present same to the troops in the efforts to rid the North-East zone of criminals fleeing for safety,” Isa said.