Army to commence ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ in Ogun State

Following the military exercise in the South East, code-named ‘Operation Python Dance II’, the Nigerian Army has announced that another exercise dubbed ‘Crocodile Smile’ will begin soon.

According to Basil Adoke, the Brigade Commander of the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, the exercise is aimed at addressing the security challenges in the state and its environs.

Alamala spoke during an event to mark the country’s 57th independence anniversary.

“We are going to start Operation Crocodile Smile in Ogun and it involves series of actions to step up tempo targeted at miscreants,” Adoke said.

“Though the state is relatively peaceful, we still have some miscreants to deal with, so when you see Crocodile Smile, don’t be scared.”



    Adoke did not say the exact date the exercise is scheduled to kick off but he said it would be in “the next couple of days”.

    In his response, Ibikunle Amosun, the Ogun State Governor, commended the security agencies for their sacrifice in keeping the state safe.

    “I want to appreciate our security agencies and we will continue to support security measures put in place to silence criminals in our state,” he said.

    “This is because Ogun has grown to become the economic hub of Nigeria and investments can only continue to thrive in an environment of peace and order.”

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