The Army has dismissed insinuations the Military Particular Operation, Train Crocodile Smile VI set for launch on October 20 is supposed to stifle the #EndSARS protest.
There have been reviews the federal government was planning to cover below the pretext of the annual navy train (Crocodile Smile VI) to deploy troopers to quell the continued protest.
However the Performing Director Military Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, in a press release, insisted the Nigerian Military has “nothing to do with the continued protest and the NA has by no means been concerned within the ongoing protest in any kind in any respect”.
He famous the Military has acted professionally for the reason that civil protest began over two weeks in the past.
He mentioned: “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 Element of the Train.
“This 12 months’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 any respect.
“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 12 months.
“Thus, to now insinuate that it’s an train meant to stifle the continued ENDSARS protest is to say the least extremely misinformed. Train CROCODILE SMILE VI has nothing to do with the continued protest and the NA has by no means been concerned within the ongoing protest in any kind in any respect. To date, the military has acted professionally for the reason that civil protest began over two weeks in the past.
“The Military hereby enjoins all legislation 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”.