Nigerian Army to tackle negative social media propaganda, cyber warfare

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai insists on Operation Positive Identification nigerian army
Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai

The Nigerian Army has announced that it will commence Exercise Crocodile VI nationwide as it seeks to tackle cyber warfare and negative propaganda on social media.

“The Nigerian Army is set to start its annual Exercise CROCODILE SMILE which is traditionally conducted in the last quarter of the year,” a statement by Colonel Sagir Musa, the acting director army public relations said.

“This year’s Exercise CROCODILE SMILE VI 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.

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“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.

“The Nigerian Army, once again, reassures all well meaning Nigerians of its commitment to the sustenance of peace and security in Nigeria and urges members of the public for their support and understanding throughout the period of the exercise.”