Sani Kukasheka Usman, Abuja: Troops of 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army have entered Day 4 in the field training exercise nicknamed “Operation CROCODILE SMILE” with quite a number of activities that involved continued humanitarian assistance through free medical outreach, show of force, patrols and raids in the creeks.
Earlier today, Monday 29th August 2016, the troops with help of Nigerian Navy helicopters, their speed and gunboats, carried out raid on suspected oil bunkerer and militant camps at Afiagbene, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, there was no contact made.
However, they discovered 2 Generators, 1 locally made Double barrel gun, 1 Dane gun, 3 live cartridges, 2 Pumping machines, one 32 inches LG Television, 1 Kenwood amplifier and 4 X 50 Litres of liquid suspected to be crude oil at Ayakoromo junction.
“Operation Crocodile Smile” is an operation carried out by the Nigerian army in the South-south region to free it’s waters from unscrupulous criminals that engage in the oil vandals of oil pipeline and kidnapping for ransom.
Nigeria is facing a big threat in the oil exploration due to activities of such criminals that attack oil installations in the Niger Delta. The resultant effect is drop in Nigeria’s crude oil export and drop in power in the country as a result of poor supply of gas to power stations.