The Nigeria Army says it’s set to start her annual train “Crocodile Smile” to establish, observe and “counter adverse propaganda” within the social media and throughout the our on-line world.
In an announcement launched on Saturday, October 17, Musa Sagir, military spokesman, mentioned the train will start from subsequent week Tuesday, October 20.
In his phrases, “This 12 months’s Train CROCODILE SMILE V1 is scheduled to start from the twentieth of October to the thirty first of December 2020.
“The Train is intentionally meant to be all encompassing to incorporate cyber warfare workouts designed to establish, observe and counter adverse propaganda within the social media and throughout the our on-line world.
“That is the primary ever Cyberwarfare train to be performed within the historical past of the African Armed Forces. Accordingly, the train may also embody constructive identification element geared toward figuring out Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from the North East and different elements of the nation on account of the continued operations within the numerous theatres of operations particularly within the Northeast, North Central and North Western elements of Nigeria.
“The Nigerian Military, as soon as once more, reassures all effectively 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 assist and understanding all through the interval of the train.”
The “crocodile smile” train is coming within the wake of #EndSARS protests throughout Nigeria in opposition to police brutality.
Reacting to the brand new growth, civil society teams have requested troopers to stay within the barracks and permit the individuals categorical their rights to peaceable protest.
Recall the Nigeria Military first launched “Crocodile Smile” in 2016 when cries for secession grew to become loud within the southern area of Nigeria.
Information Supply: The Cable