Nigeria police launch ‘Rescue Me app’

The Nigeria Police has deployed technology towards handling insecurity in the country with the launch of its “Rescue Me app.”

The app would aid the timely arrival of police officers to crime scene anywhere in the country.

Jigawa State Police commissioner, Usman Gonna said that the app was developed to tackle insecurity through technology.

The Police CP said the application would improve the response time of police officers to emergency situations in real-time as the application uses internet services and is global position satellite (GPS)-based.

Check by PM News shows that the application is available for download on Google Play Store and Apple app store. The commissioner also said the app is available for download on the Nigeria Police National Command and Control Safety Centre’s official website,

The app is easy to use.

The commissioner explained stating that users only have to press the “help button” and the distress button will promptly offer for selection an incident icon.

The icons include Homicide, Killing Spree, Rape, Assault, Kidnapping, Domestic Threat, Burglary, and Violence.

Users are also to select an estimated number of victims to ease the decision-making and preparedness of the rescue team, the commissioner added.

Afterward, the camera and microphone of the smartphone are activated for the collection of evidence as the emergency would immediately be sent successfully to the police control room.

The police CP said it could also be used to report unprofessional conduct of police officers.



– PMNewsNigeria

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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