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Niger Delta IYC apologizes to military over casualties

The IYC commended the military for introducing 'Operation Crocodile Smile' to the Niger Delta region.

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The Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) has apologised to the Nigerian military for the casualties it recorded in the Niger Delta region in the course of the ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile.

IYC noted that it was appropriate for the body to apologise to the army, adding that the military was in the operation to rid the area of crime.

National president of the group, Elvis Donkemezuo, commended the military and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, for introducing the ongoing operation in the area.

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Donkemezuo who deplored the high rate of piracy in the area added that the operation was to rid the region of criminal elements.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his government is working to bring the Niger Delta militancy to an end.

President Buhari made the comment on Monday, September 12, 2016 after observing Eid prayers in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State.

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