Army Alerts Nigerians of Imposter Who Conducts Fake Recruitment Online


... Enlisting into the Nigerian army is through official Channels, Be Wary of Fraudsters

The Nigerian army has notified Nigerians about a recent scam that recently surfaced online, by a fake Major General with the name Gwabin Musa, who has been conducting fraudulent recruitment exercises on behalf of the Nigerian Army Navy and Air Force on Facebook and other social media platforms, where he offered to assist 20 interested persons into any of the services. 

In a press statement signed by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director Army Public Relations on Thursday, said this impostor is not in any way associated with the Nigerian Army or any of the Services of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. 

Brig General Nwachukwu Further explained that , the Nigerian Army does not conduct recruitment exercises by proxy or through unofficial channels and individuals. "Rather, the Nigerian Army NA conducts her recruitment exercises in line with NA Policy and guidelines on recruitment, as enshrined in the Harmonized Terms and Conditions Service Soldiers, Rating and Airmen Revised 2017 Edition."

He added that the Nigerian Army recruitment processes are transparent, well-regulated and coordinated. These processes include credential screening, medical tests, physical and mental tests, aptitude tests and oral interviews.

He urged members of the public to be vigilant and cautious, when encountering such recruitment offers online, noting that the Nigerian Army NA has designated channels and platforms through which all official recruitment information are disseminated.

Brig General Nwachukwu also emphasized, that the Nigerian army NA does not request any form of payment or pecuniary commitment during its recruitment exercises. "Any individual or group claiming to represent the NA and demanding payment should be reported immediately."he stated

He said, the Nigerian army is actively working with law enforcement agencies to identify those responsible for this fraudulent activity. "We encourage members of the public to assist in the endeavor, by reporting suspicious recruitment offers and individuals to the appropriate authorities. The safety and security of members of the public remain our top priority.

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