The House asks its committee to meet with the Army to get details concerning the proposed operation- Ndudi Elumelu, minority leader of the House, says the operation is against the freedom of movement of Nigerians as stipulated in the constitutionThe House of Representatives has debated a motion to stop the Nigerian Army from going ahead with its proposed operation aimed at checking the identities of citizens of the country.Many members of the House have argued that their constituents have not had access to their national identity cards while some others are yet to even register.The House, however, mandated its committee to meet with the Nigerian Army for a clearer perspective to the proposed operation.While debating the motion moved by the minority leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu, the members called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Army to halt the plan.Elumelu, according to Channels Television, moved the motion under ‘matter of urgent public importance’.Elumelu told his colleagues that it was worrisome that the exercise could cause apprehension among Nigerians.He argued that the operation, if allowed to go on, would inhibit the freedom of movement of Nigerians as guaranteed by the country’s constitution.Apart from fear, he argued that the operation would cause anxiety, and panic across the country.In their contributions, some lawmakers opined that it is the responsibility of the police and not the army.The development, according to the report, was made known when Buratai launched the routine military exercises, ‘Crocodile Smile IV’, ‘Egwu Eke IV and Ayem Akpatuma II’.According to Buratai, the move is to uncover individuals with questionable identities.