Mobile app aimed at combating crime launched in Nigeria

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Mobile app aimed at combating crime launched in Nigeria
Mobile app aimed at combating crime launched in Nigeria.

According to a report by Nigerian Communications Week, a new mobile app has been launched in Nigeria and Ghana that will allegedly help combat crime in West African countries. The app, which was developed in the United Kingdom, is called Code9Help and is designed to guarantee personal help and safety in times of crime or emergency.

According to its developers the app, among other things, sends an immediate alarm to alert your contacts, as well as SMS and email to your selected contact, it will also highlight your GPS location in the email and SMS when activated, according to a report by Vanguard.

According to Duke Danson, Code9Help’s Marketing and Sales Director, the sole purpose of the app is to make it easier for you to call for help in problematic situations. Just with a single click of a button you can send SMS, Email and Push alerts to all your contacts.

He said the developers of the mobile app specifically designed it to tackle the issue of insecurity and response to emergencies in Africa. “Code9help is the smart app that guarantees you help anytime you are in trouble,” said Danson.

According to Danson, the firm also believe that it is a very useful tool that the police and security organisations in Nigeria can embrace to achieve a crime-free society. Right from your mobile phone you can alert your nearest police station or personal security anytime you sense danger and you can send an alarm to your doctor and family members in case of medical emergency.

“Your location can easily be found and you can get help on time. With just a press of a button on your phone, Code9Help finds you help and it is a sure guard against crimes like kidnapping, robbery, ect,” concluded Danson.

The app is available for download in Nigeria via the Play Store.

By Dean Workman
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