EndSARS: Nigeria Army kicks off ‘Exercise Crocodile Smile’ nationwide Tuesday
As the campaign against police brutality in the forms of #EndSARS protests continue to spread across the country, the Nigerian Army on Saturday said it will begin its annual operation tagged ‘Exercise Crocodile Smile’ nationwide on Tuesday.
The sudden announcement by the Army of the exercise which usually involves large deployment of troops and weapons, will surely be interpreted as a move to use soldiers to stop the #EndSARS protests which is gaining support across many town and cities of the country.
But in an obvious anticipation of such insinuations, the Army, in a statement by its Acting Director of Public Relations, Sagir Musa, emphasized that Exercise CROCODILE SMILE is traditionally conducted in the last quarter of the year.
He added that this year’s Exercise is scheduled to commence from the 20th of October to the 31st of December 2020.