The Nigerian Army has announced its preparedness to commence its annual military exercise tagged Operation Crocodile Smile nationwide with effect on October 20.
A release issued by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, the exercise which is traditionally conducted in the last quarter of the year, will kick off on Tuesday, October 20 to December 31.
The proposed exercise is, however, coming when Nigerians are morning the death of their loved ones following the brutality meted out to them by the Nigeria Police, hence the extant Nationwide #EndSARS. Protests.
According to Musa, this year’s exercise, Crocodile Smile VI, 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.
Hear him: “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.”