FLASH: Nigerian Army To Start ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ Across Nigeria
Nigerian Army has said it’s starting ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ across Nigeria.
Nigerian Army is set to deploy its troop for a fresh round of Operation Crocodile Smile across all states of Nigeria.
What we cannot say as at the time of filing in this report is whether this development has anything to do with the #EndSARS protests going on across the country.
“Operation Crocodile Smile” carried out its first mission in 2017 and it was restricted to six states of the Niger Delta region, however this time, the operation would be nationwide.
According to a statement signed by the acting director army public relation, Colonel Sagir Musa,
the scheduled operation would commence on the 20th of October and end on the 31st of December 2020.
“The Exercise is deliberately intended to be all-encompassing to include cyber warfare exercises designed to identify,
track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace.”
“This is the first-ever Cyberwarfare exercise to be conducted in the history of the African Armed Forces.
Accordingly, the exercise will also include positive identification component aimed at identifying Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from the North East
and other parts of the country as a result of the ongoing operations in the various theatres of operations especially in the Northeast,
North Central and North Western parts of Nigeria.”
“The Nigerian Army, once again,
reassures all well-meaning Nigerians of its commitment to the sustenance of peace and security in Nigeria
and urges members of the public for their support
and understanding throughout the period of the exercise.”
The statement concluded
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