- The Nigerian Army will soon commence the 2020 edition of its annual Exercise Crocodile Smile
- This year's edition is unique as it features cyber warfare operations designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda on social media
- According to the Army, the exercise will take place between October and December 2020
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The Nigerian Army has said it set to commence a new edition of its Exercise Crocodile Smile across the nation. The exercise is traditionally conducted in the last quarter of the year.
According to the statement made available on Saturday, October 17, by Sagir Musa, the acting director of Army public relations, the 2020 edition is scheduled to commence from Tuesday, October 20 to Thursday, December 31.
Legit.ng gathers that the 2020 edition of the exercise is different from the previous ones as it will feature cyber warfare operations.
According to the statement, this special operation is designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace.
The Army said the cyber warfare exercise is the first ever to be conducted in the history of the African armed forces.
It further explained that the exercise will help in identifying Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from the northeast and other parts of the country as a result of the ongoing operations.
The Nigerian Army in the statement reiterated its commitment to the sustenance of peace and security in Nigeria.
It also urged members of the public for their support and understanding throughout the period of the exercise.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a Coalition of Civil Society Groups in the north called on the federal government to use similar energy and responsiveness used in ending SARS to end insecurity in the northern part of the country.
The coalition also said those still protesting over SARS should end the protests, as the government has met their demands.
It said instead of continuing with the protest, they should join the struggle of northern groups to end insecurity in the region.
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