The Nigerian Army has raised concerns over the proliferation of fraudulent recruitment advertisements and online portals, particularly targeting individuals interested in the Direct Short Service program. The Army, through its Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, issued a statement on Tuesday condemning these deceptive practices and emphasizing their deliberate nature to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians.
The statement highlighted the alarming rate at which false information regarding the Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Recruitment Portal for 2023 is being disseminated online. The Army clarified that these publications are part of a calculated effort by unscrupulous individuals to mislead the public.
Expressing the potential damage such misinformation could inflict on the confidence of prospective candidates and the public, the Army emphasized that the purported online Direct Short Service Portal for 2023 is unequivocally a scam and should be avoided.
Nwachukwu announced that the Nigerian Army has initiated measures to apprehend those responsible for orchestrating this fraudulent scheme. The public is urged to report any identified fake portals to the appropriate authorities.
This development underscores the ongoing challenges faced by security agencies in combating cybercrime and emphasizes the need for public vigilance to safeguard against falling victim to scams. As the Nigerian Army takes a stand against these deceptive practices, citizens are encouraged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious online activities related to recruitment to prevent further exploitation.