Nigerian Army set to launch operation “Crocodile Smile”, amid #EndSARS protest
The Nigerian Army is set to commence operation “Crocodile Smile” aimed at sustaining peace and security within the Nation.
This was contained in a statement released on Saturday, October 17, by the spokesperson of the Nigerian army, Musa Sagir. The operation will begin on Tuesday, October 20 to the 31st of December 2020.
The Operation Smile operation is intended to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace.
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.
“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.”
This is coming amid the ongoing nationwide protest against the extra-judicial killings, harassment and extortion by officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Written by Kartia Velino