The Nigeria internal security and public safety alerts system (NISPSAS) smartphone application was launched by the federal government to deliver warnings to security agencies.
Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior, introduced the app at the ministry's offices on Thursday, according to a release.
Many attacks could have been prevented if security agencies had been reported in real-time, according to the minister, who added that this motivated the creation of a forum for the public to contact security organizations.
Aregbesola said the application is free to use for Nigerians, adding that for now, it can only work on smart devices, while also noting that it will bridge the gap in reporting security breaches and crime before it happens or immediately.
“The app utilises a combination of audio-visual and geospatial location identification of the caller and scenes of incidents on the ministry inter-agency situation room (MISR),” he said.
“It also works on the command and control centres, dashboards of the four services, that is, immigration service, correctional service, federal fire service, civil defence as well as police headquarters for joint inter-agency operations.”
The app can be downloaded by searching for ‘NISPSAS’ on the Android or iOS playstore.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.