Nigerian Army Issues Warning On Fake Enlistment


The Nigerian Army has urged members of the public to be wary of the activities of a syndicate extorting money from the public for a phoney enlistment exercise into the army.

The army said it was not recruiting yet as being bandied by the syndicate.

This warning was contained in a statement issued by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, a colonel.

Usman said the fraud is being carried out through a fake website: Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) 2015/2016 online (, purportedly owned by the Nigerian Army.



    He, however, said efforts have been intensified to arrest those behind the scam, who‎ he said have already collected monies fraudulently from members of the public.

    He noted that the army would use formal and verifiable channels to communicate with the public whenever it is ready to commence recruitment.

    “Interested candidates are, therefore, advised to avoid being duped and wait until the army puts vacancy advertisement through newspaper publications or announcements in the media,” he said.

    Usman also asked members of the public to immediately report any suspicious recruitment exercise, especially on the internet to the appropriate authorities.

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