The Nigerian Army said last night that its training exercise for the Niger Delta code named “EXERCISE CROCODILE SMILE” in 82 Division and part of 2 Division areas of responsibility traversing the South-South geo-political region will commence this weekend.
“The general public is please requested not to panic on the sight of unusual movement of large number of troops, heavy military weapons and equipment in these areas,” a statement signed by Col Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations said.
“The aim of the exercise is to practice our special forces and other units of the Nigerian Army in amphibious and internal security operations in riverine environment and also check criminal activities like kidnapping, militancy and piracy and other forms of criminal activities in support of the civil authority” it added.
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