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Army gives account of operation “crocodile smile” 


Operation Crocodile Smiles

Operation Crocodile Smiles

The General Commanding Officer (GOC) the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, yesterday, said that the just concluded military exercise in the Niger Delta tagged “Crocodile Smile,” was aimed at stemming growing restiveness in the region.

According to him, in the course of the operation, 23 militants were killed, while 38 of their camps and 91 illegal refineries as well as bunkering sites were destroyed.
Attahiru who addressed journalists in Enugu, also disclosed that the army recorded four casualties, warning that its formation in Enugu would continue to halt the myriad of security threats cum economic sabotage within its area of responsibility.

The GOC said, “The Operation Crocodile Smile ended not just as a training exercise, but also as a way of demonstrating the capacity and efficacy of the Nigerian Army to secure lives and property in the Niger Delta and South East Nigeria.

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  • Iskacountryman

    is that a dug out canoe in the picture?

  • Basil Ogbanufe

    “91 illegal refineries”?! Please can someone define for us what an illegal refinery is?

    91 “illegal” refineries means those guys are industrious.