Army Chief Flags off Operation Crocodile Smile in Calabar

In consonance with his vision which is "Nigerian Army in the discharge of constitutional roles", the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army (NA), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has flaged off a Command Post and Field Training Exercise code named Exercise CROCODILE SMILE 111 in 13 Brigade Area of Operational Responsibility - (Calabar, Cross River State).

The Flagship of Ikang Bakery, Ikang, Bakassi Local Area of Cross State Rivers State by His Excellency, the Governor of Cross Rivers State, Senator Professor Ben Ayade who was the Special Guest of Honor at the occasion.

In his remarks to flag exercise, Senator Ben Ayade, for example, a very good and timely exercise.

Governor Ayade posited that "the choice of Bakassi is good and thoughtful as a pirate, kidnapping armed robbery going on in this axis. All these are connected to the activities of Cameroonian Ambazonian separatists who are in the proliferation of arms and crimes. I hope, this exercise, will effectively address the fundamental security challenges "he said.

He urged royal fathers in the state to cooperate with the 22nd of November 2018

According to him "Civil-Military Cooperation. I wish to commend the NA for imbuing this exercise with the profits that profoundly impact on the people. I, therefore, urge the royal fathers to cooperate with, "he he added.

Earlier in a keynote by the COAS representative, - the General Officer Commanding 82 Division NA, Major General Emmanuel Kabuk, 13 Brigade.

According to him - "The exercise is primarily a 13 Brigade Command Post and Field Training. Security Operations. "

General Kabuk further stated that Exercise CROCODILE SMILE 111 will be land and maritime based.

"The land operations will include mobile patrols, snap checkpoints, raids, road blocks, and cross-border actions," he said.

He explained the objectives of the exercise to include training, the peace and security in the state.

According to the COAS - "The objectives of Exercise CROCODILE SMILE 111 are to ensure peace and security in 13 Brigade. It is also to create a conducive environment for 2019 General Elections. " "To this end, the exercise will kick-start Exercise PYTHON DANCE / EGWU EKE 111". General Elections ", he added.

All the Brigade Commanders in 82 Division Area of ​​Responsibility, Service Headers and Heads of Bakassi Local Council Administration Mr Ekpenyong Esuabana and the Clan Head of Ikang Clan of Bakassi, his royal highness Etinyin - Effiong Kenneth Effiong were among the major dignitaries that attended the event.

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