The Nigerian Military on Sunday assured that its Operation Crocodile Smile drill was not concentrating on anti-SARS protesters.
Spokesman of the Nigerian Military, Musa Sagir, mentioned opposite to insinuations, the operation was not aimed toward stifling the continuing nationwide protest.
Sagir disclosed this in an announcement he issued, on Sunday.
He famous that the Military has been skilled because the protest began “practically two weeks in the past”.
The assertion reads: “The eye of the Nigerian Military (NA) has been drawn to some social media stuff wrongfully condemning the Military and its Management over the announcement of Train CROCODILE SMILE VI significantly the Cyber Warfare Part of the Train. This yr’s Train CROCODILE SMILE is scheduled to begin from the twentieth of October to the thirty first of December 2020 has no relationship with any lawful protest below any guise in anyway,” the assertion learn.
“For the information, Train CROCODILE SMILE is a yearly train within the NA Calendar/Forecast of Occasions which historically holds from October to December of every yr.
“Thus, to now insinuate that it’s an train meant to stifle the continuing ENDSARS protest is to say the least extremely misinformed. Train CROCODILE SMILE VI has nothing to do with the continuing protest and the NA has by no means been concerned within the ongoing protest in any type in anyway. Up to now, the military has acted professionally because the civil protest began over two weeks in the past.
“The military hereby enjoins all regulation abiding Nigerians to go about their lawful actions unhindered because the Train has nothing to do with ENDSARS protest, however a yearly occasion got down to prepare NA officers and troopers in its efforts to making sure security and safety of Nigeria and her residents.”