Crocodile Smile Four, will help combat banditry, pipeline vandalism and armed robbery in Lagos State.
Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat said this while flagging off Operation Crocodile Smile Four, on behalf of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at Takwabay in Eti-Osa Local Government Area.
In his Keynote address, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, who spoke through General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Major General Olu Irefun, said the exercise would reduce to the barest minimum the prevailing security threats such as piracy, cultism and militancy in riverine environment.
Irefun was of the opinion that the exercise would also achieve its mandate of checking security challenges in the South South and South West regions.
Commandant, Nine Brigade, Brigadier General Etsu Ndagi, earlier in his welcome address, said the army chief deliberately targeted the operation few weeks before the yuletide to combat the activities of hoodlums.