- The Coalition of Progressive Yoruba Youths (CYYY) has welcomed the launch of the Nigerian army's operation crocodile smile
- The group said the exercise has recorded tremendous success since the first time it was launched by the army
- According to the group, there is a need for Nigerians to support the army in ensuring an end to criminality across cities in the country
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A team of Yoruba youths on Monday, October 19, commended the efforts of the Nigerian army to end criminality across states in the country.
The youths under the Coalition of Progressive Yoruba Youths (CYYY) said it welcomes the commencement of the Nigerian army's annual exercise, 'operation crocodile smile'.
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, the president of the youth group, Kola Salau, said the past operation crocodile smile launched by the army recorded tremendous successes.
Salau said continuing the exercise this year with the addition of cyberwar makes this particular launch of the operation crocodile smile edition a unique one.
The Nigerian Army under the leadership of TY Buratai recently announced plans to commence operation crocodile smile.
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He said the exercise will help the security agencies in curbing crime and criminal activities nationwide.
Salau said that this would help identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian army announced the the launch of its operation crocodile smile VI on Saturday, October 17.
Army spokesperson, Colonel Sagir Musa, said the this year's edition of the exercise will begin on Tuesday, October 20, and end on Thursday, December 30.
Musa also said the 2020 edition of the operation crocodile smile will be different from that of the other years as this will feature cyber warfare operations across the ecosystem.
In addition, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has denied allegations of his involvement in the #EndSARS movement.
Tinubu said the report claiming that he is a major sponsor of the youth protest is false and should be disregarded.
The former Lagos governor also said he could not have sponsored the protest as it is currently hurting Nigeria's economy.
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