IGP Warns of Fake Police Recruitment Portal

Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police ( IGP ), issued a public warning on Friday about a bogus police recruitment webpage.

According to the portal, the recruitment process for police constables in 2021 is still on.

The IGP, on the other hand, has informed the general public that the police are not recruiting and has warned them to be aware of internet scams.

Members of the public who wished to join the Nigeria Police Force or who had already participated in some stages of the paused 2020 Recruitment exercise were advised to show patience in a statement signed by the police spokesman, CP Frank Mba.

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He said, “Members of the public who are desirous of joining the Nigeria Police Force or who had earlier participated in some stages of the suspended 2020 Recruitment exercise are therefore advised to exercise patience and beware of unscrupulous persons currently promoting/advancing fraudulent recruitment schemes online with intent to misleading and defrauding these (prospective) applicants.”

“This clarification is coming on the heels of the proliferation of fake recruitment portals and schemes on the internet falsely claiming that the Nigeria Police Force has commenced the 2021 Police Constables Recruitment exercise,” he added.

“As is normal with the Nigeria Police Force, every recruitment process of the Force begins with an official statement and advertisement in relevant mass media channels, with thorough information on processes and procedures,” Mba added. This will be done by the Force as soon as the date for the exercise is set.”

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