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Army launches cyber warfare over hate speech

Nigerian Army is set to launch Africa’s first-ever cyber warfare exercise designed to identify, track, and counter negative propaganda in social media and cyberspace.

Acting Director Army Public Relations Colonel, Sagir Musa, in a statement, said the exercise, which will be formally launched on October 20 under the annual Exercise Crocodile Smile, will also include the suspended positive identification component.

The reintroduction of the positive identification component is aimed at identifying fleeing Boko Haram terrorists dislodged at the various theatres of operation, the statement noted.

The statement reads: “The Nigerian Army is set to start its annual Exercise CROCODILE SMILE which is traditionally conducted in the last quarter of the year. This year’s Exercise CROCODILE SMILE V1 is scheduled to commence from the 20th of October to the 31st of December 2020.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 Nation

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