The Nigeria Police Force has debunked claims that it is recruiting new personnel into the Force.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Chief Supretendent of Police (CSP) Frank Mba therefore warned members of the public not to be deceived by fraudsters posing as assisting young men and women into the Force.
The statement reads: “It has come to the knowledge of the Nigeria Police Authorities that many young and able-bodied Nigerian youths desirous of enlisting into the Nigeria Police Force are being hoodwinked by fraudsters into believing that the Force is currently engaged in recruitment/enlistment exercise.
“It has therefore become necessary to inform members of the public that no recruitment/enlistment exercise is taking place now at the Force Headquarters or at any of our institutions, commands and formations.
“However, the Force will duly inform the general public whenever it intends to recruit/enlist personnel through appropriate channels, including public advertisements in the media.
“The public is therefore advised not to fall victim, by making monetary payments or any other consideration to fraudsters masquerading as agents of the Police. The public is further advised to feel free to contact the Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) in their state of residence or the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) nearest to them when ever in doubt on all issues relating to recruitment and other policing matters”.