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Nigerian Army commences cyberwarfare on propaganda in social media

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Nigerian Army has announced its commencement of cyber warfare exercises designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace nationwide.

In a statement released by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa on Saturday, its annual exercise called Crocodile Smiles which is traditionally conducted in the last quarter of the year.

This year’s Exercise is scheduled from 20th of October to 31st of December 2020, as it is deliberately intended to be all encompassing Cyberwarfare exercise which is first ever 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, reassured all well meaning Nigerians of its commitment to the sustenance of peace and security in Nigeria and urged members of the public for their support and understanding throughout the period of the exercise.

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