Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has stated that Niger Delta Militants have declared themselves terrorists.
He spoke after flagging off Operation Crocodile Smile at the 2 Brigade Barracks, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
According to him, since the militants came up with Operation crocodile tears, it was a clear indication of their intention to terrorise Nigerians.
“That is what they are (militants) terrorists, they want people to be in tears. We (military) want people to smile. They are just terrorising us,” he said.
He then advised the militants to unite if they were truly determined to go into genuine dialogue with the Federal Government.