- The Igbos in Nigeria Movement (INM) has commended the leadership of the Nigerian army for launching Operation Crocodile Smile VI in the southeast
- The group said the army's operation is the best thing to have happened to the region
- According to the group, the exercise would rid the southeast region of all forms of criminality
A group, the Igbos in Nigeria Movement (INM) on Wednesday, November 18, commended the Nigerian army’s launch of the exercise crocodile smile vi.
The INM described the exercise recently launched by the army as the best thing to have happened to the southeast region.
In a statement signed by the INM’s national president, Ifeanyi Igwe said that the group is confident that the operation launched by the Nigerian army would be a massive success just like others previously held in the region.
“The Igbos in Nigeria Movement views the launch of operation crocodile smile vi as one of the best things to happen to southeast Nigeria as it is intended to ensure that all threats to peace in the region are adequately contained.”
Igwe said the group’s confidence comes from its monitoring of the army’s display of professionalism and dedication of the troops to their job.
He also said that the exercise is a testament to the leadership prowess of the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai who has actively focused on transforming the army into a professional force.
“The Igbos in Nigeria Movement wishes to use this medium to solicit support from well-meaning Nigerians for the operations of the Nigerian Army, which has by and large been extraordinary and brought about the much-needed peace and tranquility in the country.”
Igwe said the operation would further bring about peace and security in the South East region, following in on the gains of the Operation Python Dance which addressed kidnappings, armed robbery, and ritual killings.
Further commending the launch of the army’s exercise, Igwe called on other Igbo sons and daughters to do likewise, noting that the army means well.
“The launch of operation crocodile smile vi is indeed a welcome development, and the Igbos in Nigeria Movement gives its blessings to it in all ramifications."
"We also pledge our unflinching support for the operations of the Nigerian army, which has been very committed to ridding southeast Nigeria of acts of militancy and criminalities in times past.”
The group, however, warned individuals and groups engaged in nefarious acts in the region to desist from such in their best interest.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, had admonished soldiers of the Nigerian army to always be professional in discharging their duties.
Okowa said it is important that the army and its personnel remain human in dealing with citizens and well-meaning Nigerians across the country.
The governor made the call while flagging off the Nigerian army's Operation Crocodile Smile VI at the army super camp located at kilometer 11, Asaba/Benin expressway, Asaba.
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