In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 17th, October, 2020

Military Launches ‘Crocodile Smile’ As #EndSARS Protest Spreads To Extra Cities

Army Launches 'Crocodile Smile' As #EndSARS Protest Spreads To More Cities

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In line with the Nigerian Military, it’s set to kickstart its annual “Crocodile Smile” train.

The Military says it’s set to start out the “Crocodile Smile” with a view to establish, observe and “counter unfavourable propaganda” within the social media and throughout the our on-line world.

In an announcement, Musa Sagir, military spokesman, mentioned the train will start from Tuesday.

“This 12 months’s Train CROCODILE SMILE V1 is scheduled to begin from the 20th of October to the 31st of December 2020,” Sagir mentioned.

“The Train is intentionally supposed to be all encompassing to incorporate cyber warfare workout routines designed to establish, observe and counter unfavourable propaganda within the social media and throughout the our on-line world.

“That is the primary ever Cyberwarfare train to be carried out within the historical past of the African Armed Forces. Accordingly, the train may even embrace optimistic identification element geared toward figuring out Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from the North East and different components of the nation on account of the continuing operations within the varied theatres of operations particularly within the Northeast, North Central and North Western components of Nigeria.

“The Nigerian Military, as soon as once more, reassures all nicely that means Nigerians of its dedication to the sustenance of peace and safety in Nigeria and urges members of the general public for his or her help and understanding all through the interval of the train.”

The train is coming at a time when younger individuals are out on the streets in main cities throughout the nation.

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Underneath the #EndSARS marketing campaign, protesters have been demanding an finish to police brutality.

The protest, which began in Lagos and Abuja final week, has unfold to many components of the nation, Kaduna being the most recent.

On Saturday, hundreds of protesters marched in opposition to insecurity and banditry in Kaduna.

Sagir introduced the flagging off of “Crocodile Smile” sooner or later after the military vowed to defend Nigeria’s democracy in any respect price.

Responding to the remark from the military, civil society teams had requested troopers to stay within the barracks and permit the individuals specific their rights to protest.

The military first launched “Crocodile Smile” within the south-south area in 2016 and has since launched the train at intervals.

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