Gov Wike Declares Support For Operation Crocodile Smile

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Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared  his support for the  Operation Crocodile Smile by the Nigerian Army, saying that he will do everything to ensure  peace and  security  in the Niger Delta.

This is as the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai explained  that  the  Operation Crocodile Smile was introduced to train army personnel on the  techniques of operating in the Niger Delta.

Governor Wike spoke yesterday when he granted audience to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt- Gen. Tukur Buratai and senior army officers at the government house, Port Harcourt.

The governor said: “The Rivers State Government is fully in support of the Operation Crocodile Smile. I was fully briefed by the Brigade Commander and we associate ourselves with the programme because it will make  the Niger Delta safer.

“One of the advantages of the programme is that hoodlums in the creeks are being uprooted for a safer Niger Delta.  I support  the programme  insofar  as it is done with the constitution.”

Part of the statement signed by the governor’s media aid, Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor noted that Rivers State Government will sustain  its support for security  agencies  to create the right atmosphere  for democratic governance.

He said that the state government has procured six New Armoured Personnel Carriers  for the Police and in the process of concluding the acquisition of 10 gunboats  for the Nigerian Navy.

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