The Nigerian army has launched Operation Crocodile Smile II in Lagos and Ogun states. The army revealed that the exercise will end on October 28th, 2017. According to a statement signed by the spokesman of the 81 division, Lieutenant Colonel, Olaolu Daudu, the exercise will help troops sharpen their combat skills on Land and Water.
He also stated that the exercise was not targeted at any group or a particular set of people. The statement read in part;
“Law-abiding citizens are advised to go about their normal businesses without fear. Dates and locations of the various humanitarian activities, such as sanitation exercises and free medical interventions will be announced in due course.
The division also wishes to allay the fears of the public, as they will witness increased movements of troops and equipment during the period. They are please requested to cooperate and support us, to ensure the success of the exercise, which is aimed at making the Nigerian army responsive to its constitutional roles,” he said.