The Nigerian Army would soon introduce a
new security operation with the code name:
“Crocodile smile’’ in Ogun State .
The strategy , according to the Brigade
Commander of 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala ,
Abeokuta, Basil Adoke would be aimed at
addressing security challenges in the state and
The Army boss who spoke at a reception ,
organised by the state government as part of
activities marking 57th Independent
Anniversary yesterday, said the action would
be in place in the next couple of days across
the state and environs as a step up tempo
targeted at miscreants.
His words: “ We are going to start crocodile
smile in Ogun State. It is a scale of exercise to
step up tempo targeted on miscreants.”
Adoke, however, urged residents not to
entertain any fear when the operation starts ,
stressing that some miscreants have been
identified and needed to be flushed out .
He said : “ Though, the state is said to be
peaceful but we still have some miscreants to
be dealt with , so when you see crocodile smile,
don’t be scared. ”
He explained that the security strategy would
be a replica of “ operation python dance”
introduced in Abia State to silence criminals in
the state and its environs.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun commended the
efforts of the various security agencies in the
state and pledged his administration’ s
continued support to them , stressing that no
criminal would be allowed to operate freely in
the state .
Amosun expressed optimism that the country
would conquer all the problems confronting it ,
stressing that it is a phase in life .
He said , anybody or group that would divide
the country should not be allowed and called
on all Nigerians to remain united.
Meanwhile, Special Counsel/ Solicitor to
Nnamdi Kanu , Aloy Ejimakor, has faulted
reports of a possible negotiation with the
Federal Government over Kanu ’s trial.
He told The Guardian on phone last night , that
there was no truth in the story , stressing that
an attempted negotiation over Biafra agitation,
which Kanu started with the southeast
government was truncated following the
invasion of his house by soldiers that
led to loss of lives .
He added that the whereabouts of his client
has remained unknown since the invasion ,
adding that already they had filed actions in
court compelling the Federal Government to
produce Kanu .
He said : “ How can you negotiate with someone
we don’t know whether he is dead wounded,
captured or whatever . It does not arise at all.’’
Also, the Movement for the Actualization of
Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB ) said
yesterday that the proscription of the
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB ) and the
ongoing military operation in the southeast
zone would not dim the agitation for Biafra.
Leader of MASSOB , Uchenna Madu, said in a
statement made available to The Guardian in
Enugu that the group remains committed to
realisation of Biafra , stressing that those
obtaining court orders to stop the activities of
the group were merely wasting their time.
MASSOB described IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi
Kanu as a “ committed Igbo man .”