The Nigerian Army has issued a dire warning about scammers masquerading as army officials to dupe unsuspecting victims.
One fraudster, who goes by the name of Maj.-Gen. Gwabin Musa, has been luring potential recruits on social media with the promise of aiding 20 applicants to join the Nigerian Army, Navy, or Air Force.
The statement read;
“The Nigerian Army implores members of the public to be vigilant and cautious, when encountering such recruitment offers online. The Nigerian Army has designated channels and platforms through which all official recruitment information is disseminated.
“It must be emphasised, that the army 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. We are actively working with law enforcement agencies to identify those responsible for this fraudulent activity.
“We encourage members of the public to assist in the endeavour, by reporting suspicious recruitment offers and individuals to the appropriate authorities.
“The safety and security of members of the public remain our top priority.”