The Nigerian army has declared it’s upcoming ‘Operation Crocodile Smile IV’. The operations objective is to tackle cyber warfare and insurgency in the country, with more concentration in the North East where Boko Haram insurgents have caused massive destruction.
Colonel Sagir Musa, the Acting Director, Army Public Relations said this year’s operation will hold between October 20 and December 31. The exercise will include a positive identification component aimed at identifying Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from the North East and other parts of the country.
The statement read, ‘The exercise is deliberately intended to be all-encompassing and will include cyber warfare exercises designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda on social media and across cyberspace. This is the first-ever cyber warfare exercise to be conducted in the history of the armed forces.’
‘Accordingly, the exercise will also include a positive identification component aimed at identifying Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from the North-East and other parts of the country as a result of the ongoing operations in the various theatres of operations, especially in the North-East, North Central and North West.’
Musa stated that the army was committed to the maintenance of peace and security in the country and urged members of the public for support during the period of the exercise.