Fraudsters Impersonate Army Chief on Social Media
Nigerian Army has noted with serious concern the activities of some
fraudsters and mischievous persons in the society that go about
defrauding innocent persons in the name of the Chief of Army Staff,
Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai.
The fraudsters are
employing various means and techniques through the use of the internet
and social media to perpetrate their criminal acts.
includes name-dropping, claiming that they were sent to solicit for
assistance or patronage using the name and photographs of the Chief of
Army Staff Lieutenant General TY Buratai to create various social media
accounts with the intent of currying favours and financial assistance,
amongst other tricks.
The Nigerian Army wishes to make it
emphatically clear that at no time has the Lieutenant General TY Buratai
solicited for funds and assistance through individuals, groups and any
of the social media platforms.
In view of this, members of the
general public are therefore enjoined to be wary of such persons or
groups and social media accounts in the name of the Chief of Army
Staff. Efforts are ongoing to track and apprehend such persons.
are please requested to be vigilant and to report such suspected
persons to the nearest Police Station, Nigerian Army formations or units
and other security agencies.