The Nigerian Navy (NN) has disowned the purported list of successful candidate for its Basic Training School (NNBTS) Batch 35 Recruitment currently being circulated on some social media platforms.
Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, the Director of Naval Information, in a statement in Abuja described the list purported to be a shortlist of candidates who participated in the recruitment exercise conducted in three centres across the country, namely; Lagos, Rivers and Kaduna States as fake.
He described the information as the handiwork of fraudulent miscreants who were trying to dupe some unsuspecting applicants.
He said the list of successful candidates had not been released and that no form of invitation for training, via text message had also been disseminated by the Nigerian Navy.
”The alarming rate of circulation of fake information by unscrupulous individuals, regarding enlistment or recruitment into Navy is quite worrisome.
”Efforts are on to track and arrest the miscreants.
“Members of the public especially prospecting applicants who participated in the said recruitment are strongly enjoined to always authenticate information from the NN official website, https://www.navy.mil.ng, and other official social media handles, as well as other credible mainstream media platforms.
“Similarly, miscreants and mischief makers are warned to desist from this unwholesome practice, otherwise they will face the full wrath of the law,” he said.
Ayo-Vaughan said the text message, had invited unsuspecting applicants to report for military training at NNBTS Onne, Rivers, following their purported selection.
He said the criminals further claimed in the text message that the exercise would commence on Oct. 6.