By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has disowned fraudulent social media accounts by fraudsters, posing as its Commandant, Maj Gen Jamil Sarham,
This was contained in a statement signed by the Academy Public Relations Officer, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, dated July 1, 2020.
“The attention of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has been drawn to some fake social media accounts, particularly on Facebook, which fraudulently claim to be the official accounts of the Commandant, Maj Gen Jamil Sarham, and also spuriously claim they could assist prospective applicants attain admission into NDA for a fee.
“We wish to state clearly that these accounts are fake and the works of fraudsters,” it said
The NDA explained that it has no part in the establishment or operations of these fraudulent social media accounts.
“Invariably, we wish to warn the general public to be wary of these accounts and that anyone conducting any business with them does so at their own peril.
“For the purpose of clarity, the Commandant, Maj Gen Jamil Sarham, does not have any official social media handle for conducting official NDA matters,” it explained.
It clarified that all NDA activities are transmitted via their official website: www.nda.edu.ng, and on their Facebook and Twitter handles @DefenceAcademyNG and @HQ_NDA respectively.
“The general public is hereby notified and forwarned about these fake social media accounts,” it concluded..