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Nigerian Army Launches Operation‘Crocodile Smile’ In The Midst Of #ENDSARS Protests

Nigerian Army Launches Operation‘Crocodile Smile’ In The Midst Of #ENDSARS Protests
Nigerian Army Launches Operation‘Crocodile Smile’ In The Midst Of #ENDSARS Protests

As part of measures to secure the country, Nigerian army has launched operation Crocodile Smile VI in the midset of EndSARS protest to help compact any negative propaganda on social media.

In a statement announced and signed by Acting Director Army Public Relations, Sagir Musa, he said Nigerian army sets to commence exercise Crocodile Smile VI nationwide.

The statement reads, “This year’s Exercise CROCODILE SMILE V1 is scheduled to commence from the 20th of October to the 31st of December 2020.

Nigerian Army Launches Operation‘Crocodile Smile’ In The Midst Of #ENDSARS Protests, Nigerian Army Launches Operation‘Crocodile Smile’ In The Midst Of #ENDSARS Protests, Premium News24

“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 army first launch of ‘Operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ was in 2016

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