The Nigerian Army has announced the commencement of Operation ‘Crocodile Smile’, an exercise aimed at tracking and countering negative propaganda on Social media.
Army Spokesman, Sagir Musa, disclosed that the exercise will being on the 20th of Cotober through till the 31st of December 2020. “This year’s Exercise CROCODILE SMILE V1 is scheduled to commence from the 20th of October to the 31st of December 2020,”
“The Exercise is deliberately intended to be all encompassing to include cyber warfare exercises designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace.”
Sagir further disclosed that this exercise will be the first of its kind in Africa as it mainly involves Cyberwarfare.
“This is the first ever Cyberwarfare exercise to be conducted in the history of the African Armed Forces.”
“Accordingly, the exercise will also include positive identification component aimed at identifying Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from the North East and other parts of the country as a result of the ongoing operations in the various theatres of operations especially in the Northeast, North Central and North Western parts of Nigeria.”
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