BREAKING: ‘Crocodile Smile’ not against #EndSARS protesters – Army
The Nigerian Army has insisted that the recently launched “Operation Crocodile Smile” is not targeted at #EndSARS protesters.
This statement was made available to the public by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sagir Musa, on Sunday.
The Nigerian Army (NA) condemned the characterization of the new operation on some social media in a wrong way. “This year’s Exercise CROCODILE SMILE is scheduled to commence from the 20th of October to the 31st of December 2020 has no relationship with any lawful protest under any guise whatsoever.
“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.
“Thus, to now insinuate that it is an exercise meant to stifle the ongoing #ENDSARS protest is to say the least highly misinformed. 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.