By Chioma Obinagwam
The Nigerian Army has said it is set to commence its annual Exercise CROCODILE SMILE VI which will target the cyberspace.
Confiance News gathered from a Press release issued by the Army Spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa on its website on Saturday.
“The Exercise is deliberately intended to be all encompassing to include cyber warfare exercises designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace,” Musa disclosed.
He noted that the year’s Exercise CROCODILE SMILE VI is scheduled to commence from the 20th of October to the 31st of December 2020.
Musa added that the Exercise CROCODILE SMILE VI was the first ever Cyberwarfare exercise to be conducted in the history of the African Armed Forces is aimed towards the sustenance of peace and security in Nigeria.
“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 said.
The exercise, he disclosed, is traditionally conducted in the last quarter of the year.