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There is no recruitment outside official channels – Nigeria Police

The Nigeria Police has responded to a text message going viral on social media especially on WhatsApp calling on members of the public and Muslim women to forward their details for recruitment. Reacting on Wednesday, Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi announced that the message did not emanate from the Nigeria Police Force.

The spokesman conveyed the message as the handiwork of fraudsters intending to gain pecuniary advantages from innocent Nigerians.

The statement reads, “The attention of the Force has been drawn to a message being circulated on WhatsApp and other social media platforms inviting members of the public, particularly Muslim women, interested in joining the police, to forward their curriculum vitae to phone numbers 08036250317 or 08036014324 via WhatsApp.

“The Force wishes to state unequivocally that the message did not emanate from the Nigeria Police Force nor its content true.

“All communications regarding recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force are published publicly on national dailies and the police e-recruitment website.

“The message which is in a mix of Hausa and English, as well as the phone numbers attached, have been forwarded to the relevant unit for prompt investigation and further necessary action.
“The Force enjoins members of the public to discountenance the message as it is the handiwork of fraudsters intending to gain pecuniary advantages from prospective victims of the scam message”

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