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Nigerian Army debunks recruitment exercise advert

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Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai.

Army dispels recruitment rumour.

The Nigerian Army has asked members of the public to disregard the fake recruitment exercise circulating on the social media.

In a statement by its spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman, on Tuesday morning, Army advised the public to be careful not to fall prey of the unscrupulous individuals posting the advertisement on the social media.

The army also urged the public to report such fraudulent people to nearest security agencies or contact the Nigerian Army.

The statement said, “The attention of the Nigerian Army is drawn to the activities of a fraudulent syndicate that has placed fake adverts to deceive unsuspecting members of the public on alleged commissioning into the Nigerian Army.

“The group specifically used Facebook and other Social Media platforms to entice interested persons and thereafter solicited for token payments into a certain bank account.

“The public is please requested to disregard such advertisements on the Social Media as the Nigerian Army is not recruiting at this moment.

“Members of the public are please enjoined to report such fraudulent groups to the nearest security agency or better still, contact the information Nigerian Army Call Centre on 193 using any of the networks.”

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