As part of life and property security efforts this holiday season, military authorities in Ogun State launched Operation Crocodile Smile on Tuesday.
Speaking to newsmen on the formation of the anti-crime unit, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Olu Irefin, said “Operation Crocodile Smile is an exercise designed by the military and other units of the armed forces to checkmate the activities of criminals in this festive period.”
Speaking at Alamala military barracks in Abeokuta while flagging off the rehabilitation of the road linking the barracks with the civilian population, Irefin said the exercise was not meant to molest anyone but to ensure that the citizenry enjoyed the yuletide without let or hindrance.
He said members of the police and the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps were co-opted, more so as the exercise was targeted at forming defence for the civilian population.
He said the military had decided to tar the road to its barracks in Abeokuta to encourage the government to gather the support needed to ensure the completion of the destroyed road.
Irefin praised Governor Dapo Abiodun, describing him as a governor who listened and showed his willingness to take away the bad roads from Ogun state.