Nigerians have been alerted by the Nigerian Defence Academy to be wary of a notorious syndicate trying to scam applicants.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has alerted the general public, especially applicants of 71RC who could not make the final admission list of the existence of fraudulent syndicate purportedly claiming to be admission officers of the Academy.
Major Abubakar Abdullahi, NDA Public Relations Officer, in a statement sent to the media on Tuesday, said fraudsters have been sending various messages to candidates requesting them to call certain phone numbers with a view to gaining admission in the supplementary list.
“The Academy strongly advises the public to disregard such messages. Such messages were not initiated by the Nigerian Defence Academy. Hence, the general public should note that there is no supplementary list of any kind for 71 Regular Course”, it said.
“The NDA use only mainstream media, its official website (www.nda.edu.ng) and its social media channels on Facebook and Twitter (DefenceAcademyNG and HQ_NDA respectively) to disseminate public information.
“Therefore, NDA will never direct you to call any phone number for admission or payment.
“The general public is therefore advised not to fall prey or have any dealings with said admission fraudsters.”
The statement urged Nigerians to report the activities of fraudsters to the nearest Military or Police Unit.