The Nigerian Army has warned candidates of the ongoing 86 Regular Recruits Intake to desist from manipulation and fraudulent acts that could compromise the process.
The warning is contained in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Wednesday in Abuja.
The warning is in reaction to a video in circulation on social media depicting the arrest of some fraudulent candidates who were caught attempting to short-change indigenous candidates of Lagos State through dubious means.
Nwachukwu said the arrest of the candidates was a result of the commitment of the Nigerian army in upholding a transparent and credible recruitment process in line with its core values of integrity and fairness.
He said the video is a pointer to one of the processes to which the candidates were subjected, in order to ensure only true indigenes of a particular State are recruited, using the slots of that state and not non- indigenes.
He said the video clearly showed that the process was transparent, adding that the State Representative, who is a prominent member of the recruitment team, has been part and parcel of the process.
According to him, the representative was given unhindered access to do her job by scrutinising the candidates’ state of origin, to ascertain the genuineness of their claims.