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*Exercise to take place between October and December 2020

The Nigerian Army has said it is set to commence the 2020 edition of ‘Exercise Crocodile Smile’ across the nation.

The exercise is traditionally conducted in the last quarter of the year.

According to a statement made available on Saturday, October 17, by Sagir Musa, the acting Director of Army Public Relations, the 2020 edition is scheduled to commence on Tuesday, October 20 to Thursday, December 31.

oyonews.com.ng gathered that the 2020 edition of the exercise is unoque, as it will feature cyber warfare operations.

This year’s special operation is designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace.

According to the statement, the cyber warfare exercise is the first ever to be conducted in the history of the African armed forces.

It further explained that the exercise will help in identifying Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from the northeast and other parts of the country as a result of the ongoing operations.

The Nigerian Army in the statement reiterated its commitment to the sustenance of peace and security in Nigeria. It also called on members of the public for their support and understanding while the exercise lasts.

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