In an effort to tackle the challenges of insecurity through technology, the Nigerian Police has launched a ‘Rescue Me app’.
Jigawa State Police commissioner, Usman Gonna told reporters that the app would aid the timely arrival of police officers to crime scene anywhere in the country.
Gonna noted that the application uses internet services and is global position satellite (GPS)-based.
The Police Commissioner also said the app is available for download on the Nigeria Police National Command and Control Safety Centre’s official website, www.npfc4i.com
He explained that users of the app simply 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.
The Commissioner added that after selecting the appropriate icon, users are also to select an estimated number of victims to ease the decision-making and preparedness of the rescue team.
“Thereafter, the application immediately activates the camera and microphone of your smartphone for evidence collection and finally, the emergency will be sent successfully to the police control room.
“Nigerians can also use the application to report unprofessional conduct of the police,” he added.