Army To Launch ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ In South-East, Cross River

Army To Launch ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ In South-East, Cross River
Chief of Army staff, Tukur Buratai.

Nigerian army has began preparation to launch ‘Operation Crocodile Smile VI’ in the south-east and Cross River state.

The Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, 82 Division, Enugu, Aliyu Yusuf, stated this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Enugu State.

Col. Yusuf said;

In line with Nigerian Army Training Directive 2020, 82 Division will be hosting a 2-day inter-agency training workshop to launch the Exercise Crocodile Smile VI in the South-East and Cross River. The workshop will be held between November 18 and November 19 at the division’s headquarters.

The workshop is designed to further boost the existing cooperation among the various security agencies operating within 82 Division Area of Responsibility (AOR).

The army spokesperson stated that the theme of the workshop: “Inter-agency collaboration: imperative for joint internal security operation”, would be achieved through carefully selected lectures.

According to him, the workshop is open to all security outfits and formations within the division’s Area Of Responsibility (AOR).

The military exercise is one of the similar operations often launched by the security agency across the country.

In 2018, when it first launched ‘Operation Python Dance’ in the south-east, there were reported cases of human rights abuses against the residents.

The exercise also targeted the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), whose leader — Nnamdi Kanu — was forced to flee the country before it was declared a terrorist organisation.

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