The army's exercise tagged Operation Crocodile Smile 2 has ended in the South-West, South-East and South-South geo-political zones of the country.

According to the Nigerian Army, the exercise which officially flagged off at Takwa Bay, Iti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State in 81 Division Areas of Responsibility (AOR) on 6th October, 2017, was held from 7th - 28th October, 2017.

The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, said a total of 49 suspects were arrested in 19 separate incidences on various offences including: cultism, illegal oil bunkering, illegal possession of arms, narcotic activities and kidnapping.

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"A total of 46 illegal oil bunkering camps were discovered across Bayelsa, Rivers and Akwa Ibom States.

"The vigilant troops were able to locate and destroy all the illegal refining camps as well as Cotonou boats and wooden barges loaded with stolen crude and other illegally refined products.

"The troops also destroyed illegal oil dump sites", he added.

On a trip from Badagry, Bounce News witnessed Operation Crocodile Smile 2, and can report that vehicles coming from Boarder area were completely searched before entering Lagos.

However, the exercise caused some heavy traffic along the highway.

All passengers were made to alight from their vehicles, searched and sometimes questioned, before continuing their trip.

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