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BREAKING: Nigerian Army Commences ‘cyberwarfare operation’ Nationwide over hate speech

Admin 17-Oct-2020 Defense

Olayemi Esan, Abuja 

In the middle of #EndSARS and police brutality protests around the country, the Nigerian Army is set to start its military Exercise tagged Operation Crocodile Smile nationwide.

Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa stated this in a statement made available to Abuja City Journal on Saturday in Abuja after a press briefing held at a military camp in Ngamdu village of Borno State.

According to Col. Musa, 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” he said.

Col. Musa said, “This is the first ever Cyberwarfare exercise to be conducted in the history of the African Armed Forces”.

He said, “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”.

He once again, reassures all well meaning Nigerians army’s 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.

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