Crocodile Smile II: Military Begins Operation in Southwest & Niger Delta

Military Begins Operation Crocodile II In South West

The Nigerian Army on Friday commenced operation Crocodile Smile II in the South-west and Niger Delta region of the country. The states include Lagos, Ondo, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, and Cross River.

The Exercise according to the military will span 3 Divisions of the Nigerian Army (2, 6 and 81 Divisions) and is in line with the 2017 Training Directives which aims at training troops in the conduct of Internal Security Operations in aid of Civil Authorities across the various formations’ areas of responsibilities, based on Constitutional provisions.

According to the military, Exercise Crocodile Smile II is designed to further the gains and consolidate on the successes of Exercise Crocodile Smile I and is also designed to leverage on real-time intelligence to curtail insecurity, thereby fulfilling the army’s operational objectives.

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