‘Exercise Crocodile Smile VI has nothing to do with #EndSARS’- Nigerian Army
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Nigerian Army has revealed that the Exercise Crocodile Smile VI particularly the Cyber Warfare Component of the Exercise scheduled to commence from the October 20th to December 31st 2020 has no relationship with any lawful protest under any guise whatsoever.
Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa in a statement on Sunday night said this is in reaction to rumours peddling that the exercise is meant to stifle the ongoing #EndSARS protest.
“For the records, Exercise Crocodile Smile is a yearly exercise in the NA Calendar/Forecast of Events which traditionally holds from October to December of each year.
“Exercise Crocodile Smile VI has nothing to do with the ongoing protest and the NA has never been involved in the ongoing protest in any form whatsoever. So far, the army has acted professionally since the civil protest started over two weeks ago”, the statement read.
The army hereby enjoins all law abiding Nigerians to go about their lawful activities unhindered as the Exercise has nothing to do with ENDSARS protest, but a yearly event set out to train army officers and soldiers in its efforts to ensuring safety and security of Nigeria and her citizens.