The Nigerian Army has said it will soon launch Operation Crocodile Smile II in the South-West and South South regions of the country.
Army spokesman, Sani Usman, said this in an interview with Signature TV, an online platform.
Usman said despite the controversies surrounding Operation Python Dance in the South-East, the army had been getting encouraging feedback.
He said: “Look, this is the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The Nigerian military belongs to Nigeria and they have a duty to exercise in any part of the country. It is so sad that some people try to politicise these issues”.
“They should have exercised patience and seen how this exercise would go”.
“We had Operation Harbin Kunama II covering the North-West and parts of the North-Central this year. As soon as we are done with Egwu Eke II (Python Dance), we are also going on Crocodile Smile II that will cover the South-South and some parts of the South-West of the country”.