The Nigerian Army's exercise, Operation Crocodile Smile 2 seems to have ended in Lagos and Ogun States.

The exercise was aimed at flushing out hideouts of suspected criminals.

While giving an appraisal during a closing ceremony held on Saturday at Ajilete, Ogun State, the 35 Artillery Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Bassey Adonkie, disclosed that the exercise was aimed at flushing out pipeline vandals, kidnapers and miscreants.

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“The exercise led to the arrest of suspects including armed robbers, kidnappers and recovery of ammunition.

“So far, a total of 399 suspects were arrested for different offences across as the South-West region and handed over to various security agencies concerned.

“In addition, 20 assorted arms were recovered, while illicit drugs were also recovered and handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA),” he said.

The commander, who said over 1,000 officers participated in the exercise, added that criminal activities had reduced following the crackdown which denied the hoodlums freedom of action.

He added that despite the closing ceremony being held, soldiers will still be present at some locations of the states.

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