There is a particular section of Borno road that men of the Nigerian Army stationed there stop, frighten and extort money from road travelers who do not carry their National I.D card.
This alleged extortion is usually justified by the perpetrators on the back of the Operation Positive Identification that the federal government launched and mandated the Army to enforce.
It was scrapped after much uproar that it’d give soldiers further means to abuse civil rights.
The Governor of Boro State, Prof. Babagana Umara was seen in a now-trending video confronting the men of the Nigerian Army for allegedly extorting travelers of N1,000 (one thousand naira) for not being in possession of their National I.D cards.
“We cannot accept this. I’m reporting everybody involved in this. You people are collecting N1,000 from people,” the Governor told the soldiers.
“No human being can accept this. Boko Haram is attacking people, and again Nigerian military and police are collecting money at checking points, N1,000 naira per person.”
See the videos of the Governor of Borno State confronting the soldiers of the Nigerian Army for extortion below.