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Fraudsters on the Prowl- Nigerian Army Warns

The attention of Depot Nigerian Army has been drawn to the activities of some unscrupulous persons parading themselves as agents of Depot Nigerian Army to defraud members of the public.

These individuals fraudulently extort money from unsuspecting members of the public who are desperately ready to enlist into the Nigerian army.

Investigation reveals that the fraudsters promise their victims to replace recruits found with credentials and bank verification number (BVN) irregularity with their names.

In view of the aforementioned, it is imperative to once again alert members of the public that Depot Nigerian Army does not have agents for recruitment and such arrangement does not exist in the revered army training institution.

At the moment, recruitment exercise has since been concluded for 78 Regular Recruits Intake who are presently on training.

Headquarters Depot Nigerian Army is therefore using this medium to call on the general public to shun these unscrupulous individuals and report same to the nearest security agencies when noticed. Meanwhile, efforts are in progress to nab the fraudsters for proper investigation and prosecution.

SO Mbaneme
Major
Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Depot Nigerian Army
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Army Commences Warrant Officers Competition in Port-Harcourt

Training at tactical level in the Nigerian Army (NA) has been described as a critical building block of leadership for operational and strategic levels.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division Nigerian Army (NA) and Land Component Commander (LCC) Joint Task Force Operation Delta Safe (JTF OPDS), Maj Gen Jamil Sarham made the assertion today, 22 July 2019 in Port Harcourt Barracks, Rivers State during the opening ceremony of 2019 Warrant Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Competition.

The GOC who was represented by the Chief of Staff (COS), Headquarters 6 Division, Brig Gen Olatokumbo Bello, stated that the NA places high premium on training of its personnel hence the release of training directives to guide the training of officers and soldiers annually.

He further disclosed that the competition would be an exhibition of leadership skills, proficiency in weapon handling, regimentation, navigation, esprit de corps and team work which are the components necessary to build the leadership cadre at the junior level of the NA.

He enjoined competitors to showcase high level of seriousness while noting that there is no better time than now to demonstrate what they are capable of delivering when confronted with technical assignments.

Gen Sarham thanked the Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai for his untiring efforts towards all the Division’s activities.

The week-long event will feature foot-drill, skill-at-arms, physical fitness (3.2 km race), shooting competition, map-reading and obstacle crossing. The participating formations are 2 Brigade, 16 Brigade, 63 Brigade, 6 Division Garrison and 46 Engineer Brigade.

The competition commenced with foot drill in the aftermath of the opening ceremony. 6 Division Garrison took the first position with 358.5 point representing 71.7%, second position went to 2 Brigade with a total point of 342 points representing 68.4% while 16 Brigade came third with a total points of 320.5 representing 64.1%.

AMINU ILIYASU
Colonel
Deputy Director Army Public Relations

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