We didn’t demand money from vet trainees —Army 

March 1, 2024

1.1 min readCategories: News

 

 

By: Ade Phillips

 

The Nigerian Army has refuted allegations of soliciting money from trainees undergoing training at the Depot, Nigerian Army, Zaria, for vetting.

 

In a statement released on Thursday by the Director of Army Public Relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the army described the alleged demands as fraudulent actions perpetrated by unidentified individuals.

 

Nwachukwu emphasized that such claims are not only fraudulent but also criminal, and must be addressed promptly.

 

He reaffirmed that throughout the history of the Nigerian Army, training for potential recruits and officer cadets has been fully funded by the army. Any attempt to extort money from unsuspecting individuals whose relatives have successfully passed the rigorous selection process was condemned as criminal by Nwachukwu.

 

“This is viewed as criminal intent aimed at tarnishing the reputation of the Nigerian Army.

 

“Parents and guardians are therefore urged to jettison such spurious requests in whatever guise and to report anyone trying to fleece them.

 

“Already, efforts are on to track the source of these messages in order to bring them to book.

 

“The Nigerian Army reiterates that training of potential recruits and officer cadets is fully funded and borne by the Nigerian Army.

 

“Members of the general public are urged to be wary of the antics of criminals to scam them,” he said.

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