By: Okosun Dennis
The Nigerian Army will on October 20 commence a nationwide Operation Crocodile Smile VI and would end 31 December, 2020.
The operation is an annual Exercise which is traditionally conducted in the last quarter of the year.
According to the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Musa Sagir said on Saturday in Abuja that 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,” he reiterated.
Accordingly, the exercise would 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 urged members of the public for their support and understanding throughout the period of the exercise.