The Nigerian Army has denied reports that it is absorbing legionaries back to service.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman.
The report says:
“The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to activities of a group of some unscrupulous elements that duped gullible members of the public especially ex-servicemen.
“According to reports, the group has been collecting the sum of N80,000 from legionnaires across the country with a view to bringing them back into its service.
“While efforts are ongoing to track and apprehend them, the Nigerian Army wishes to disassociate itself with such criminals and their activities and advise the public to be wary of them and report same to any of the security agencies.
“Above all, the laws, terms and conditions for enlistment into the Army are very clear; it is free.
“One does not need to pay anyone a dime or give any gratification to be recruited.
“The public is please requested to take advantage of the newly established Nigerian Army Information and Call Centre to report any such issue and other security concern by calling the short code 193 using any of the telecommunication service providers in Nigeria or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.”