Nigerian Army loses Website to hacker, targets cyberattackers as Crocodile Smile begins


The Nigerian Army High Command has lost its official website to international hackers, Anonymous.

The Army talked tough over this saying it would start its annual Exercise CROCODILE SMILE on Tuesday, October 20.


The operation, which is traditionally conducted in the last quarter of the year will target, among others, the cyberattackers.

According to Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa, this year’s Exercise CROCODILE SMILE V1 is scheduled to commence from the 20th of October to the 31st of December 2020.

He says, “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.

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“This is the first ever Cyberwarfare exercise to be conducted in the history of the African Armed Forces.

“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.

“The Nigerian Army, once again, reassures all well-meaning Nigerians of its commitment to the sustenance of peace and security in Nigeria and urges members of the public for their support and understanding throughout the period of the exercise.”

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