Navy denies Text Message on selection of candidates for Nigerian Navy Basic Training School

The Naval Headquarters has described as fake,a text message allegedly emanated from fraudulent miscreants informing some unsuspecting applicants to report for military training at the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School (NNBTS) Onne, Rivers State following their purported selection. The criminals further claimed in the text message that the Exercise will commence on 6 October 2023 at NNBTS, Onne.
The fake text message being circulated by these dubious entities further reads that, “Recruitment Interview conducted from 1 August 2023 – 1 September 2023, I am delighted to inform you that you have been selected to attend training at the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School Onne, Rivers State with effect from 1 March 2023, Please check for further instructions. Another message indicated 6 October 2023 as date of commencement of training.
For avoidance of doubt, the Nigerian Navy (NN) has concluded the NNBTS
Batch 35 Recruitment Exercise conducted from 12 August to 1 September 2023 across 3 major centres in the country namely: Lagos, Rivers and Kaduna States respectively.
NN Informed members of the general public that the list of successful candidates has not been released and no form of invitation for training via text message has been disseminated by the NN.
Navy said alarming rate of circulation of fake information by unscrupulous individuals regarding enlistment/recruitment into the NN was quite worrisome and every effort was on to track and arrest the miscreants.
NN said “Members of the public especially prospecting applicants who participated in the said Recruitment Exercise are strongly enjoined to always authenticate information from the NN official website and other official NN social media handles as well as other credible mainstream media platforms. Similarly, miscreants and mischief makers are warned to desist from t unwholesome practice otherwise they will face the full wrath of the law”.

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