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Operation Crocodile Smile’ – Nigerian Army Take Over Abuja Streets, Pursue Protesters

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As at today, the northern state of Kano has joined the protest in full scale as youths have come out in their hundreds to join their southern counterparts to call for an end to police brutality. The EndSARS protest is fast taking up steam as it keeps extending daily across the country.


As at today, the northern state of Kano has joined the protest in full scale as youths have come out in their hundreds to join their southern counterparts to call for an end to police brutality.

The Nigerian army had announced that it will commence its regular army exercise called the ‘operation crocodile smile’ in all parts of the country.

Recall the exercise became famous when the army was trying to arrest the leader of the outlawed biafran group, the IPOB leader, Nnamdi kanu and the exercise was also used to fish out most IPOB members then in Abia state.
A reenactment of this exercise has further sent shivers down the spine of some protesters as they don’t know what to respect.

This morning, Abuja streets woke up to sights of army trucks and tanks which have already rolled out into the city to quell any forms of chaos.

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The army yesterday, had responded to calls to use the barest minimum force in the protests.

Speaking through the army spokesperson, it was clarified that the exercise was not for protesters, the statement also mentioned that the reason for the exercise was not to subdue any protester as the program had been organized long before the protest started.

Despite the information from the army, some soldiers were seen harassing protesters as they pursued them across the streets of Abuja.

As seen in video, the protesters can be seen running away from the soldiers who invaded their camp grounds.


The protest is at the moment, gathering a dangerous momentum as the Benin prisons have allegedly been burnt down and some prisoners freed.

This is the reason some decorum is needed as high priority to avoid any of such occurrences in other states.

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