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Police say ‘Rescue Me’ App Gets Over 10,000 Fake Alerts

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According to the Nigerian Police, the ‘Rescue Me’ app has gotten over 10,000 fake alerts in 4 days.

The Rescue Me app was launched by the Nigerian Police with a bid to help tackle insecurity swiftly with technology. The app is an initiative pushed by the Nigeria Police Force to help citizens in distress to report crimes in their neighborhoods, with direct access to credible police helplines.

The Public Relations Officer for the force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi took to social media to make this announcement.

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He said,

“On our NPF Rescue Me App, we want to urge Nigerians to please stop fake alerts. These are causing more harm to the system and jeopardising it. In the last four days, we have received more than 10,122 fake alerts.”

“That’s why we have heavy traffic on the system, thereby affecting the genuine callers. We have more than 5000 pending or awaiting OTP to proceed on the app; it’s due to this unnecessary heavy traffic on the system. We are sure the app is good, efficient and helpful that’s why we initiated it to improve our security network. Pls, cooperate with us on this. Thanks.”

The Rescue Me app can be downloaded on the Google Play Store or on the Command Centre’s official website.
Reporting crime isn’t the only thing the app is good for, it can also be used for requesting an ambulance, emergency contact feature, reporting a police officer, and navigation.

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