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Police alert public on ‘Facebook recruitment’

IGP Solomon Arase
IGP Solomon Arase

The Nigerian police has warned the general public on the existence of fraudsters promising recruitment into the force over social media networks like Facebook; even it said there was no recruitment exercise ongoing at the force.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the force, Acting ACP Olabisi Kolawole, said the fraudsters use the medium to falsely enlist unsuspecting Nigerians into the force.

“It has come to the knowledge of the Nigeria Police Authorities that many young and able-bodied Nigerian Youths desirous of enlisting into the Nigeria Police Force are being hoodwinked by fraudsters into believing that the Force is currently engaged in recruitment/enlistment exercise.

“It has therefore become necessary once again to inform members of the public that no recruitment/enlistment exercise is taking place now at the Force Headquarters or at any of our institutions, Commands and Formations.

“However, the Force will duly inform the general public whenever it intends to commence recruitment of personnel through appropriate channels, including public advertisements in the media.

“The Public is therefore advised not to fall victim, by making monetary payments or any other consideration to fraudsters masquerading through Facebook and other website platforms as agents of the Police.

“The public is further advised to feel free to contact the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in their State of residence or the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) nearest to them when ever in doubt on all issues relating to recruitment and other policing matters,” the statement read.

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