Operation Crocodile Smile reduced kidnapping, militancy in C/River – Buratai

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai The joint military operation tagged: ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ has reduced incidents of kidnapping, militancy and armed robbery in Cross River. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, stated this on Thursday at the ground-breaking ceremony of the Nigerian Army Post Housing Scheme at Adiabo community…

Again militants blow up NPDC facility, vows to end oil operations in N’Delta

The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) and launchers of Operation Crocodile Tears, has bombed another Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) delivery line in Delta State.   NDGJM disclosed this in a statement on Thursday by its spokesman, self-styled Gen Aldo Agbalaja, adding that no amount of military presence can stop their attacks on oil…

Crocodile Smile exercise claims four soldiers, 23 militants

No fewer than 23 militants were killed while 38 militant camps and 91 illegal refineries as well as bunkering sites were destroyed in the just concluded military exercise in the Niger Delta Region tagged “Crocodile Smile.” The General Commanding Officer (GOC) of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru, said that…

UPDATE: Operation Crocodile Smile – 23 Militants Killed in Niger Delta

Nigerian Navy Task Force in the Delta(PHOTO: Nigerian Navy) Starnley Nwanosike, NAN: The Nigerian Army killed 23 militants in the “Operation Crocodile Smile”, staged to flush out criminals in oil-producing Niger Delta. The soldiers also recovered 55 assorted weapons from suspected criminals in the region, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Enugu, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahitu,…

Operation Crocodile Tears blows  up oil pipeline in Delta

Amidst the heavy presence of Nigerian Army’s Operation Crocodile Smile in the Niger Delta region, its militant version, Operation Crocodile Tears, has blown up a crude oil delivery line belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC). The delivery line is said to cross Afiesere- Iwhrenene communities in Ughelli North Council Area of Delta State…

1 Kidnap Victim Rescued, Camp and 52 Illegal Refineries Destroyed In Rivers State

Sani Kukasheka Usman, Abuja: As part of Exercise CROCODILE SMILE, troops of 2 Brigade Nigerian Army in an anti-cultism operation yesterday cleared a notorious kidnappers camp at Obiozumini near Obite in Ogbema/Ndoni/Egbema Local Government Area of Rivers State. The troops who were earlier ambushed engaged and subdued the kidnappers. One kidnap victim was rescued from…

Again, Buratai vows to crush criminals in Niger Delta

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has again vowed that the Nigerian Army would crush all criminal elements in the Niger Delta to ensure peace in the country. The Army chief also said the army would soon put an end to the activities of militants in the creeks of Bakassi and Akpabuyo…

Exercise Crocodile Smile With Free Medical Outreach in Delta State

Click to view slideshow. Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations reports that Troops of 4 Brigade Nigerian Army on field training exercise nicknamed “Operation CROCODILE SMILE” have continued the military training with humanitarian activities, patrols, response to distress calls and arrest of suspected criminals in various parts of Delta State. The troops…

Troops raid Niger Delta communities

Troops of 222 Battalion, 4 Brigade Nigerian Army involved in the field training exercise of Operation Crocodile Smile have conducted patrols and raids through Edje-Ewu-Opere waterside and Araya communities in Ughelli South and Isoko South Local Government Areas of Delta State. Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement yesterday that as part…

Operation Crocodile Smile: Troops arrest East-West way robbers

Operation Crocodile Smile in the Niger Delta Troops participating in Operation Crocodile Smile have arrested five suspects known to be terrorising East-West road, between Ughelli and and Patani, Delta, during a reconnaisance exercise in the area. This is contained in a statement signed by Col. Sani Usman,Acting Director, Army Public Relations in Abuja on Wednesday….

Operation CROCODILE SMILE: Troops On Patrol Track Down, Arrest Hoodlums

Troops of 222 Battalion, 4 Brigade Nigerian Army involved in the field training exercise of Operation CROCODILE SMILE have also been conducting patrols and raids. This contained in a press release issued by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman on Wednesday in Abuja. “Today, the troops carried out patrols through Edje-Ewu-Opere…