Chief of army staff Lt Gen TY Buratai says the army belongs to the Nigerian people – The 35 artillery brigade commander, Brig Gen Bassey Adonkie, says the Operation Crocodile Smile 2 was aimed at flushing out pipeline vandals, kidnappers and miscreants Chief of army staff,Lt Gen TY Buratai, has described the Nigerian army as a professional force that would never do anything to harm law abiding citizens.
Speaking on Monday, October 30, at the closing ceremony of exercise Operation Crocodile Smile II in 6 division Nigerian army, Port Harcourt, Rivers state, the army boss said the army belonged to the Nigerian people.
He said: “The Nigerian Army is indeed the only professional Army belonging to the Nigerian people and will never do anything to harm law abiding citizens of this great nation.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian army on Saturday, October 28, said no fewer than 399 suspects were arrested for various offences during the Exercise Crocodile Smile 2 in Lagos and Ogun states.
The 35 Artillery Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen Bassey Adonkie, disclosed this while giving an appraisal of the exercise during the closing ceremony of the Crocodile Smile 2 at 192 Battalion, Ajilete, Ogun state.
He said the Crocodile Smile 2 was aimed at flushing out pipeline vandals, kidnappers and miscreants.
See some photos of the event below: