Army commences ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ in Rivers State

Nigerian Army troops of the 133 Special Forces Battalion have carried out a precursor operation to Exercise Crocodile Smile aimed at getting rid of all forms of criminal activities in the Niger Delta geo-political region of Nigeria.

In the course of the operation, 5 militants that attacked the troops were killed in action, while numerous others were injured and 23 suspects were arrested.

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The operation was carried out by the Special Forces at the militants camps.

Items recovered from the camps include 2 AK-47 rifles, 11 Pump Action Guns, a locally made revolver pistol, 292 cartridges of live Ammunition, 199 rounds of AK-47 rifle Ammunition, 4 electricity generating sets and a Camp Gas Cooker.

The troops also recovered an abandoned Engine Boat left by the fleeing criminals.

 

PR/Nnenna.O