Nigeria: Court stops army’s operation positive identification campaign

Published: 5/Nov/2019
Source: Guardian (Abuja)

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos Tuesday ordered the suspension of the Nigerian Army’s operation positive identification campaign.

Justice Rilwan Aikawa ordered parties to the suit to maintain status quo ante pending the determination of the suit filed by Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana.

Human rights activist Femi Falana had filed a filed the suit marked FHC/L/CS/1939/2019 on October 25, seeking, among others, an order stopping the operation.

In the suit, Falana argued that the planned nationwide operation which will run from November 1, to December 23, 2019, by which Nigerian citizens would be required to move about with means of identification is unconstitutional, illegal, null and void.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2019