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Defence Headquarters raises alarm over fake National IDs

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Coming on the heels of the arrest of Boko Haram members with fake National Identity cards, the Nigerian Army Defence Headquarters has issued an official statement, alerting relevant agencies to the incident.

The statement issued by the Acting Director, Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar, reads “The Nigerian military authorities have issued a red alert on the prevailing incidences of unauthorised production of the national identity cards by some unscrupulous elements in society.”

“In view of the prevailing racketeering, the Defence Headquarters hereby warns members of the public to be mindful of getting their national identifications from sources other than the National Identity Management Commission as such acts of illegal reproduction of the national ID cards could engender serious security breaches in the ongoing counter insurgency operation in the North-East,” the statement read in part,” the statement said.

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