In a statement, Colonel John Agim, of the Nigerian Army’s public relations directorate, encouraged members of the public to be aware of the ongoing scam.
"It has come to the notice of this directorate that some fraudsters are using our official email address to circulate messages seeking for financial assistance from the general public," Agim said.
In one of the messages, the cybercriminal claimed a close relative was involved in an accident while travelling to Kogi state.
This is the message the cybercriminal is sending through the account.
"Good morning, I'm so sorry to bother you on this, I just heard that my younger sister was involved in an accident en-route Kogi and she needs to be operated urgently and the hospital is demanding for about NGN83,000 before they commence the surgery, and I understand she is in a very bad state I can't meet up the urgency from here, please I beg of you to assist me on this? I will refund you as soon as I get back; I can send the doctors account details to you if you can help me! Please email me back please.”