The Nigerian Army has advised interested applicants in the recruitment for the 74 Regular Recruits Intake for trades/non-tradesmen and women to beware of the activities of fraudsters.
The advice was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu on behalf of the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman.
It urged the public to be wary of the activities of individual or groups demanding money in exchange for job offers into the Nigerian Army.
It said the warning became necessary following the uncovering of the activities of a syndicate who specialised in defrauding the public in the guise of offering slots to join the Army.
The statement said: “The attention of the Nigerian Army (NA) has been drawn to activities of fraudsters demanding money from applicants of the 74 Regular Recruits Intake for trades/non-tradesmen and women.
“The fraudsters had disseminated bulk SMS to mobile phones instructing applicants to pay the sum of N85,000 as processing fee.
“Another fraudster posing as a police officer at Umuahia had demanded the sum of N200,000 to sign the recruitment form for an applicant.
“The NA wishes to state that the processing of application forms into the army is free of charge, applicants are advised to log on to www.narecruitment.org to process their application forms”.
It said while effort was ongoing to track and apprehend the fraudulent syndicates, the public should note that the Army never charged money for whatever reasons.
The statement advised the public to report any person or group parading as agents of NA for the ongoing recruitment to the nearest Nigerian Army Unit or police station.