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Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by lalasticlala(m): 7:21pm On Oct 18
Brutal #EndSARS protests imminent as Exercise Crocodile Smile begins

Cyber Warfare Operation Starts On Tuesday • Army Must Tread With Caution In Dealing With Protesters - Shehu Sani
• Violent Reprisal Of Peaceful Protests Dangerous, Says CSOs


The Federal Government may have finally yielded to the temptation of quelling the ongoing #EndSARS protests via military might, in the guise of Exercise Crocodile Smile 6, which the Nigerian Army, yesterday, announced will commence on Tuesday, October 20.

Also encompassed in Exercise Crocodile Smile 6, is a cyber-warfare operation, which the army said is “designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda on the social media and across the cyberspace.”

This development came to light on a day that protesting youths in Lagos State and other locations across the country became vociferous in their demand for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation.

But Civil rights crusader, Senator Shehu Sani has cautioned the military to tread carefully in dealing with youths, who are protesting against the government’s poor handling of affairs.

The first indication that the government may be contemplating military action emerged when the Nigerian Army issued a warning to “subversive elements and trouble makers” to desist after a week of protests.

Army spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa, in a Facebook post said: “The NA (Nigerian army) hereby warns all subversive elements and trouble makers to desist from such acts as it remains highly committed to defend the country and her democracy at all cost.”

In the statement, which many viewed as a veiled threat, Sagir said the army would “support the civil authority in whatever capacity to maintain law and order and deal with any situation decisively.”

Early last week, the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, equally hinted that the government may forcefully end protests, which has spread across the country.

According to him: “My observation is that hoodlums are already hijacking the protests. The IGP has already disbanded the SARS. So, it no longer exists officially as a unit. The youths refused to stop protesting, they said they wanted the President to issue an Executive Order dissolving it. Executive Orders are not used for that purpose.

“I believe the youths should be satisfied at this stage. If the youths still come out tomorrow (October 14) again, then it will look as if the whole demonstration has a hidden agenda for which #EndSARS is being used as a cover. It will seem there is an agenda to disturb the stability of the country and engage in activities that may be along the line of #RevolutionNow, which itself is the highest crime in our constitution,” he said.

THE acting Director of Army Information, Musa, while announcing the military exercise said this year’s exercise will run from October 20 to December 31, 2020.

He explained that the operation would include cyber warfare exercises, which is designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda on the social media and across the cyberspace.

“This is the first-ever Cyberwarfare exercise to be conducted in the history of 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.

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

BUT despite fears that the protests may get bloody when the military operation gets underway on Tuesday, the army, in a separate release claimed that Exercise Crocodile Smile has nothing to do with #EndSARS protest.

According to him: “Exercise Crocodile Smile VI has nothing to do with the ongoing protest and the Nigerian Army (NA) has never been involved in the ongoing protest in any form whatsoever. So far, the army has acted professionally since the civil protest started over two weeks ago.

“For the records, Exercise Crocodile Smile is a yearly exercise in the NA Calendar/Forecast of Events which traditionally holds from October to December of each year.


“The army hereby enjoins all law-abiding Nigerians to go about their lawful activities unhindered as the Exercise has nothing to do with #ENDSARS protest, but a yearly event set out by the NA in its efforts to ensuring safety and security of Nigeria and her citizens.”

SENATOR Sani, who represented Kaduna Central at the Eighth Senate, said that Nigerians have the democratic rights to protest against the excesses of the ruling government, and the gradual reign of fascism in the country.

“The Army should not intervene to crush peaceful protesters,” he said in one of his tweets, adding that, “we have enough bandits and insurgents in our forests and deserts that need their attention.”


The human rights activist also reacted to some residents of Borno State, who took to the street to protest the disbandment of SARS describing “the pro-SARS protesters as Alsatians of the system.”

IN the same breadth, a group of civil societies in the country has warned the Federal Government against using the military to quell the ongoing nationwide protests.

In a statement released in Abuja, yesterday, the coalition consisting of 16 CSOs said the threat issued by the Military High Command concerning the protests revealed that an “unacceptable move is being made to crush the peaceful protests.”


According to them, such a threat was ill-conceived in the face of legitimate citizens’ protest, and a threat to constitutionally guaranteed rights.

The CSOs include Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa), Enough is Enough (EIE), Partners for Electoral Reform, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), YIAGA Africa, Global Rights, among others.

The coalition noted that while the #EndSARS is focused on the immediate concern of a brutish policing system, the protesters were also inherently voicing their anger against a governance system, which has failed to reckon with them.

The coalition said: “We reject in its entirety the move to draft in the military to quell the protests, even where there has been no violent conduct on the part of protesters.

“The military should remain in their barracks and at their duty posts, defending the territorial integrity of the country, and not deployed in a dangerous anti-people and anti-democratic operation to crush a people who are exercising their right to freedom of association, freedom of expression, and freedom of assembly… It is important to let the Nigerian authorities know that the entire world is watching its response to the legitimate demands of the youth…” the coalition said.

https://m.guardian.ng/news/brutal-endsars-protests-imminent-as-exercise-crocodile-smile-begins/

Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by Sanchez01: 7:21pm On Oct 18
Buratai's lustful loyalty to Buhari will see the youths win this game of chess. The country isn't working and protesters have so far shown that so little can be used in running Nigeria effectively. These guys have provided for themselves a standby team of health practitioners, lawyers, organised their own feeding far better than the government's palliative during COVID-19 proper and have even set up security for themselves.

You cannot silent an echo. The protests have been peaceful with no form of looting or violence in sight. I get it, Buhari has probably been advised not to fall and do the bidding of the youths, lest he comes off as weak which might open the eyes of people on the type of power they have collectively.

The intervention of the military will change the narrative of the protest and even Nigeria. International communities are watching and this fight isn't just about a president and his people but a non-challant president and a stubborn generation with technology as their advantage.

The use of brute force will only win more people to the side of the youths.

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Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by tillaman(m): 7:21pm On Oct 18
The Nigerian Army comes up with the crappiest
OP name, Operation Lafiya Dole, crocodile smile, Python dance, Gorilla Swims, Chicken Wings et al

Una no go upgrade ?

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Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by nairalandankrah: 7:22pm On Oct 18
Finally a new dawn!!!!
It is Beauty Vs The Beast
The People vs The Government
But you know what!!Power belongs to the people

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Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by Igbochief001(m): 7:22pm On Oct 18
LMAO ...seems like mali like Nigeria ...
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by Epstein(m): 7:23pm On Oct 18
Foolish people....after hackers don hack everything hackable you want to chance us?

I will leak Buratai bank statement in Dubai if they no take time!

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Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by donphilopus: 7:23pm On Oct 18
Ok
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by AJSfan: 7:23pm On Oct 18
They want to make a mistake. This is 2020 with cameras and Internet everywhere
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by starbuck(f): 7:24pm On Oct 18
If only all these efforts were channelled to Northern banditry/boko Haram, we wouldn't have been where we were abi were we where



I move
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by inoki247: 7:26pm On Oct 18
okay when them go give us update about there Operation War Mode on Boko Haram and Bandit mata
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by Kissiemu(m): 7:31pm On Oct 18
Epstein:
Foolish people....after hackers don hack everything hackable you want to chance us?

I will leak Buratai bank statement in Dubai if they no take time!
Nna post it biko

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Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by Sanchez01: 7:32pm On Oct 18
starbuck:
If only all these efforts were channelled to Northern banditry/boko Haram, we wouldn't have been where we were abi were we where



I move
Truth is, the strength of our security is stretched thin, no thanks to insurgence and bandity in the North. The military is only trying to intimidate at this point because there is no way they will be able to match protesters across the country. Lagos alone has over 5 protest points while most states have two. They will be stretched so bad that the youths will see the lapses among them.

You cannot silence a generation that has suddenly found its voice. It will be hard to do so, if not impossible.

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Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by amakadlite(f): 7:36pm On Oct 18
these people should go and smiling with crocodiles in sambisa forest. shebi na for civilians body them train them to dey display military skills.
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by hakeem4(m): 7:37pm On Oct 18
If the army starts operation crocodile smile on the youth. We should also launch operation Hippopotamus laugh on the army.

Let everyone thread with caution oo

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Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by FoolaniBandit: 7:37pm On Oct 18
These cowards in Khaki won't cease to amaze me. Fulani Terrorist are wrecking havoc all over the North West, Boko Haram insurgents are running amok all over the North East, yet the priority of the Nigerian army is to launch an operation whose aim is clearly targeted against the peaceful protesters.
#EndSars #EndBuhari #EndNigeria
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by seanfer(m): 7:40pm On Oct 18
PMB is listening to wrong advise. The military will compound the issue for the FG.
This is not the shi’ite protest that occur in 2015.
The world is waiting for the Government to make the wrong move and what happen in Libya and Egypt might be a child’s play.
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by iamyemiakins(m): 7:40pm On Oct 18
So, all of a sudden we aren't hearing about Boko Haram. This country no just balance at all
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by Sanchez01: 7:41pm On Oct 18
AJSfan:
They want to make a mistake. This is 2020 with cameras and Internet everywhere
They already made the mistake. Announcing the military exercise at a time like is no doubt because of protesters. International communities are watching and Nigeria sits on the UN council. In the event that the exercise is suspended or called off, protesters will say the military stood down because they saw the awesome power of the people. Either way, it is bad for the government.

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Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by sammyj: 7:42pm On Oct 18
Nothing they happen. No one is stopping this protest!!
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by Completelife: 7:43pm On Oct 18
War loading
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by Iamgrey5(m): 7:44pm On Oct 18
Silly people
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by Sanchez01: 7:49pm On Oct 18
iamyemiakins:
So, all of a sudden we aren't hearing about Boko Haram. This country no just balance at all
Its sponsors are part of the government and since the South, primarily, is raging, they must suspend Boko Haram activities and send all soldiers now to 'super glue' the South back by silencing it.
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by manuelreports: 7:49pm On Oct 18
Instead of listening to the voice of the masses, they are still much after their selfish interest. This protest is a very big trap for Buhari and Buratai because the world and international media is just watching Nigeria on a 3D. It will even reach to a point where royalty of the Young Sodiers will switch and that is the end of this regime. Buhari should allow the Youth express their dissatisfaction through peaceful protest and do the needful.
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by Dozis: 7:49pm On Oct 18
This crocodile will cry
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by DaddyRochie1642(f): 7:59pm On Oct 18
I wont Panic at all, Because I know that just one Slap From Me will Surely Put an Army Man in COMA grin grin
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by DaddyRochie1642(f): 7:59pm On Oct 18
grin
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by yenereal(m): 8:02pm On Oct 18
shocked
This energy should be displayed in Borno State, Sambisa preferably.
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by Pa3cia(f): 8:05pm On Oct 18
Epstein:
Foolish people....after hackers don hack everything hackable you want to chance us?

I will leak Buratai bank statement in Dubai if they no take time!
Ghen Ghen!!
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by boman2014: 8:06pm On Oct 18
make dem no try nonsense
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by Homeboiy: 8:06pm On Oct 18
Story

We will use fake identities with vpn to post nah


Ndia amaghi ka anyi si kwado

Please avoid ring road as from 6pm or you get ready to be robbed of your belongings

The slogan to pass there now is Buhari must go
Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by Igyeseh(m): 8:12pm On Oct 18
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Re: Endsars: Army Begins Exercise Crocodile Smile, Cyberwarfare by Dayoebe(m): 10:39pm On Oct 18
crocodile should be smiling to the Boko Haram, bandits and herdsmen...


Any interruption with protesters will result to commotion which will lead to Revolution

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