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Wike warns Nigerian Army over modalities of operation for crocodile smile 4



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has warned Nigerian Army against doing the biddings of politicians.

This, was as he pledged to support the Nigerian Army’s Operation Crocodile Smile 4 which the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army had commenced to effectively combat criminal elements in the state.

Wike declared his support while stating that he would continue to work with security agencies for the purpose of securing the state.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by Major General Jamil Sarhem on him, Wike reiterated that the military must restrict themselves to their traditional role of maintaining security.

Wike also warned the military against allowing politicians to infiltrate their ranks and so compel them to take act outside their traditional roles while noting that the State Government will continue to partner with the Army to fight crime.

Governor Wike described the visit of the General Officer Commanding 6 Division as historic and went on to say that the N100billion allocated to the Nigerian Army in the 2020 budget is inadequate towards the promotion of security.

Earlier, the General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Jamil Sarhem, said he was at the Government House Port Harcourt to seek the support of the Rivers State Government for the forthcoming exercise Crocodile Smile 4.

The General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army urged Governor Wike to sensitise Rivers people to support Exercise Crocodile Smile 4.