What is wrong with this controversial pic from Operation Crocodile Smiles?

What is wrong with this controversial pic from Operation Crocodile Smiles?

The picture was reportedly taken recently during Nigerian Army’s “Operation Crocodile Smiles” exercise aimed at ridding Nigeria’s Niger Delta region of militants and pipeline vandals. The picture has been circulating on social media after going viral during the weekend.

The questions many people are asking go thus: why are the soldiers not having life jackets, no mechanized boats, no communication equipments and so on?

What is wrong with this controversial pic from Operation Crocodile Smiles?

The above picture of US Marine officers embarking on a similar operation was shared by one Facebook user to compare the two scenarios.