Crocodile Smile: Exercise has nothing to do with #EndSARS protests, civil rights lawyer warns

Contrary to reports, a civil rights lawyer, Osuagwu Ugochukwu, says the Nigerian Army’s operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ has no relationship with the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country.   In a statement on Sunday, Ugochukwu said the military has never involved itself in the civil uproar at all in any form whatsoever.  Protest across the country demanding an end to Police brutality has intensified despite disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and subsequent formation of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).  In the last couple of days, the protest has taken a…

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Nigerian Army will not clampdown on protesters – Kuanum

Human Rights Activists and field researcher of the Global Amnesty Watch, Terrance Kuanum has stated that the Launch of Exercise Crocodile Smile by the Nigerian Army would not clamp down on peaceful protesters across the country. He stated this during an interview with select news media on Sunday. Mr Terrance Kuanum believed that the Nigerian Army has evolved into a professional force with respect for human rights. “The Nigerian Army of today is not what it used to be. This is what most Nigerians have not come to realize. I…

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Yobe APC Stakeholders Pass Vote of No Confidence on Buni -Call for his impeachment

The All Progressives Congress(APC) Stakeholders, Yobe State led by Hussain Muhammad has called on the State House of Assembly to impeach Mai Mala Buni if he fails to resign as Governor due to his unavailability in the state to discharge his constitutional duties as Governor of Yobe. At a Press Conference today, Muhammad declared that it has become very expedient to draw the attention of the public and especially the State House of Assembly to the aberration of having a Governor who is non-functional. According to him, Buni was not…

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