- Advertisements on social media that the Nigerian Army is recruiting is fake
- According to the Nigerian Army, the said publication is the handy work of fraudsters
- Members of the general public have been advised to beware of the fraudsters trying to dupe unsuspecting applicants
The Nigerian Army has debunked insinuations that it is presently recruiting personnel into its rank and file. The army says advertisements on social media asking members to apply for Direct Short Service commission into the Nigerian Army is fake.
According to a statement sent to NAIJ.com by the director army public relations, Brigadier-General Texas Chukwu, the said publication did not emanate from the Nigerian Army.
Part of the statement read: “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a publication in some sections of the media particularly in the social media requesting members of the general public to apply for Direct Short Service commission into the Nigerian Army (NA).
“The Nigerian Army wishes to state that the said publication did not emanate from the Nigerian Army rather it is the handy work of fraudsters trying to obtain money from unsuspecting members of the public.
“The army also wishes to reiterate that the advertisement for commission into the NA could not be placed in any social media platforms nor given a time frame of only four days for interested candidates to apply.
“Once again, the army wishes to disassociate itself from the said advertisement and advise members of the general public to beware of the fraudsters trying to dupe unsuspecting applicants.
“Furthermore, the Nigerian Army will inform the general public through the appropriate quarters when the need arises.
“Those involved in such criminal acts are advised to desist from it in their own interest.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has declared five suspects wanted in Taraba state in line with the on going military exercise Ayem Akpatuma.
NAIJ.com gathered that the suspects were declared wanted for their alleged roles in the killings in Takum local government area in particular and Taraba state in general.
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