The military officers were stationed at the popular Aya roundabout early Monday morning, with a roadblock and barricade in Abuja Federal capital of Nigeria contradicting the statement issued by the Army Spokesperson Musa Sagir on Saturday, denying that ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ is not targeted at peaceful protesters.
Also, police officers are stationed in front of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) headquarters with Armoured Personnel Carrier and water cannons.
Protesters had defied Sunday night rain and camped overnight outside CBN headquarters protesting police brutality
and extra-judicial killings
When Government hired thugs attacked them, and their cars set ablaze in Abuja.
The attack occurred just past midnight on October 19, 2020. Beadysworld TV reports also say the protesters were shot at and forced to flee the venue of the Protest.
Youths protesting police brutality in Nigeria under the ‘End SARS’ banner have blocked major roads in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Benin since October 8.
The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ which is kicking off across the country this week is not targeted at the #EndSARS protests obviously their action is saying a different thing.
A statement issued by the Army Spokesperson Musa Sagir on Saturday noted that the exercise, scheduled to commence from October 20 to December 31, 2020, has no relationship with any lawful protest under any guise whatsoever.
“For the records, Exercise Crocodile Smile is a yearly exercise in the Nigerian Army calendar/forecast of events which traditionally holds from October to December of each year,” this statement is issued to deceive Nigerians.