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Navy disowns list of successful candidates for Batch 35 recruitment

The Nigerian Navy (NN) has disowned the purported list of successful candidates for its Basic Training School (NNBTS)  Batch 35 Recruitment, saying it is fake.

Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, the Director of Naval Information,  said this in a statement in Abuja.

Ayo-Vaughan said the exercise was conducted in three centers across the country, namely; Lagos, Rivers, and Kaduna States.

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He described the information, being circulated recently as fake, and the handiwork of fraudulent miscreants who were trying to dupe some unsuspecting applicants.

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He said the list of successful candidates had not been released and that no form of invitation for training, via text message had also been disseminated by the Nigerian Navy.

‘’The alarming rate of circulation of fake information by unscrupulous individuals, regarding enlistment or recruitment into Navy is quite worrisome.

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‘’Efforts are on to track and arrest the miscreants.

“Members of the public especially prospecting applicants who participated in the said recruitment are strongly enjoined to always authenticate information from the NN official website,, and other official social media handles, as well as other credible mainstream media platforms.

“Similarly, miscreants and mischief makers are warned to desist from this unwholesome practice, otherwise they will face the full wrath of the law,” he said.

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Ayo-Vaughan said the text message, had invited unsuspecting applicants to report for military training at NNBTS Onne, Rivers, following their purported selection.

He said the criminals further claimed in the text message that the exercise would commence on Oct. 6. (NAN)


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