The Nigerian Army has issued a warning to the general public, claiming that it does not engage in recruitment operations via proxy or through unofficial channels and individuals, including those operating in cyberspace.
The Army exclusively conducts its recruitments in accordance with the rules of the Harmonized Terms and Conditions of Service for Soldiers, Ratings, and Airmen, Revised 2017 Edition, according to a statement released by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Army Public Relations.
The alert is in response to a recent recruitment fraud perpetrated by a fictitious Major General going by the name of Gwabin Musa.
The phony General allegedly used Facebook and other social media to undertake fraudulent recruitment activities on behalf of the Nigerian Army, Navy, and Air Force.
The statement cautioned that the NA recruitment processes are open, regulated, and coordinated, and that they involve screening for credentials, medical exams, psychological evaluations, aptitude tests, and interviews.
It urged people to be wary and watchful if they come across such recruitment offers online.
He explained that the NA does not ask for money or other financial commitments during its recruitment processes and that all official recruitment information is published through specific channels and platforms.
You should immediately report anyone who contacts you requesting money in the name of the NA.
We’re collaborating with the police to track out the perpetrators of this fraud. We encourage members of the public to assist in the endeavour by reporting suspect recruitment offers and individuals to the proper authorities,” the statement stated.