Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The Nigerian military has amassed troops, arms and ammunition in readiness for Operation Crocodile Smile exercise, designed to battle the criminals, militants and other armed groups in the Niger Delta region of the country.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, in a statement on Friday, said that the army has made available the necessary logistics for the exercise.
Usman also provided several photographs of troops training and a large cache of weapons, arms and ammunition “in preparation for Exercise Crocodile Smile”.
He said: “The military training exercise embarked upon by the Nigerian Army to train its Special Forces, formations and units located in the South-South geo-political zone of the country has commenced in earnest.
“Recall that we have shown you the massing up of the troops yesterday. Today, we are showing you photographs of the logistics build-up and most importantly, the human side of the exercise; ongoing free medical outreach for Sapele communities in Delta State.”
The Army spokesman also said that apart from the combat aspect, the military is also poised to provide medical and humanitarian services to the affected communities in the Niger Delta.
Here, he said, the Nigerian Army Medical Corps have fully deployed attending to medical needs of the communities free of charg