Nigerian Army set to commence Exercise CROCODILE SMILE nationwide

Posted by News Express | 17 October 2020 | 1,571 times

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The Nigerian Army announced on Saturday afternoon that it is “set to start its annual Exercise CROCODILE SMILE which is traditionally conducted in the last quarter of the year.” This year’s Exercise CROCODILE SMILE V1 is scheduled to last from October 20 to December 31, 2020, according Acting Army Spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa.

“The Exercise,” he said, “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, reassured “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.”

Source: News Express

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