The Nigerian Police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi said in a statement that the police app ‘rescue me’ received over 10,122 fake alert calls in four days.
The Nigerian Police Force designed an app ‘rescue me’ to hasten the security agency’s response time to emergency situations. Muyiwa Adejobi, while speaking on Thursday, noted that this app was being misused by Nigerians, as they have received several fake calls over the past four days.
The continuous misuse of this app could jeopardize the effectiveness of Nigerian police officers in cases of genuine reports. According to the police, this has also increased the number of pending alerts on the emergency app.
About the app
The rescue me app is designed to respond to emergency situations in the country. To that effect, the security agency made the app free of any charges. It can also be used to request an ambulance, report the misconduct of a police officer, access emergency contacts and navigate areas.